Caribbean Water Science Center
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Water Resources of the Caribbean
Welcome to the USGS Caribbean Water Science Center. These pages are your source for water-resource information collected and interpreted by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Caribbean.
Hydrologic Information and Data
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La Ciencia del Agua para las Escuelas. Aquí se ofrece información sobre muchos aspectos del agua, desde qué es el agua, en dónde se encuentra, hasta cómo se usa.
The USGS and Science Education. Online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and university-level inquiry and research. http://education.usgs.gov/
USGS KIDS. Activities, games, coloring pages, projects, and stories that teach younger children about animals, climate change, bee population declines, wild birds, and more.
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NOTICE: As of August 1, 2013, rainfall and river level data from precipitation and gaging stations for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua may be accessed through the NOAA HADS website.
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Groundwater Quality Monitoring Project
Groundwater discharge to an irrigation pond.
Gaining understanding of the potential groundwater quality trends could significantly influence future environmental policies and management strategies related to its use. Previous studies indicate increasing trends of dissolved solids concentrations in groundwater from areas of the NCLAS and the South Coast aquifer. Aquifer overdraft can cause the thinning of the freshwater lens and consequently saline-water encroachment and degradation of groundwater quality.
« Caribbean Monitoring Networks
The USGS Caribbean Water Science Center continuously monitors surface water, ground water, and water quality parameters across the region. Monitoring sites are operated in cooperation with various local, State, or Federal agencies.
Puerto Rico provides real-time water-stage, streamflow and precipitation data at 124 sites across the state.
74 ground-water wells are monitored by the USGS in Puerto Rico.
Water-quality conditions are continuously monitored by the USGS at 53 sites across Puerto Rico
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