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View Resource A Measure of Maine's Water in a Typical Year

In this activity, students will refer to a graph of hydraulic measures of water for the state of Maine to gather and interpret statistics on precipitation, stream flow, depth to groundwater, and others; and examine an illustration of the hydrologic cycle and discuss the relationships between the various occurrences of water within the cycle. Using information from the graph, they will calculate...

View Resource USGS Water Resources: Water Use in the United States

This portal, published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Program, provides access to information on national water use. There are links to a set of reports and data on U.S. water use from 1985 to 2000. Other links access a map comparison of consumptive use and renewable water supply by water-resources region, introductory material on the National Water-Use Information...

View Resource Water Science for Schools: Water Use in the United States

This portal provides information on how we use water on an everyday basis. Users can choose from some general water-use topics on the left side of the graphic, or from the categories of water use on the right side. A text menu of the topics is provided below the graphic. Topics include groundwater, surface water, domestic versus commercial consumption, irrigation and livestock, and industrial...

View Resource Evaluating Pumping Plant Efficiency

Sizing Pumps: Irrigation Management Series. This article discusses the factors that influence the pumping cost per volume, which are pumping plant efficiency, total dynamic head and well efficiency.

View Resource Pollution Along the Rhine River

Throughout human history, water has played a dual role as a life-giving liquid and as a resource for waste disposal. Without careful management, these two roles can conflict, with potentially dangerous results. This video documents the polluted condition of the Rhine River and one of its tributaries, the Emscher, in 1990. It also shows how some pollutants enter the river, and discusses some...

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