Surface and Groundwater Monitoring using USGS websites

GroundwaterU Video Summary

Amy Simonson of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides a brief overview of several web-based tools that enable evaluation of various water parameters over time. For example, Groundwater Watch (, provides maps and graphs of how groundwater conditions have changed over time across the country using well-specific data.

According to the website, the groundwater database contains records from about 850,000 wells that have been compiled during the course of groundwater hydrology studies over the past 100 years. The web pages group related wells and data from these active well networks, and provide data from the Active Groundwater Level Network, Climate Response Network, Real-Time Groundwater Level Network, Below Normal Groundwater Levels, and Active Spring Monitoring Sites.

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About this Video

Video Creator: Amy Simonson, USGS
Recommended/Summary by: Andrew Cohen
Curated by GroundwaterU on: 01/19/2022

Video Language: English
Video Category: Science/Engineering
Multimedia Type: Film/Pictures, Drawings/Graphs/Maps
Presentation Style: Other
Technical Level: Intermediate