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Thermal Springs
About the minority of springs that yield warm water.

Geo-Quiz 11: Water
See if your thirst for learning will pay off in this million-dollar quiz.

The National Integrated Drought Information System runs this clearinghouse for drought-related information.

Water: Environment Canada
The Canadian agency Environment Canada has a thorough, easy-to-use introduction to the subject.

Find Your Watershed
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hosts this finder page. From it you can locate scientific data related to your watershed.

International Glossary of Hydrology
An enormous site by UNESCO covering 11 languages. The English section has some 2000 entries.

Ground Water Atlas of the United States
The U.S. Geological Survey has put all 13 volumes online, covering the major aquifers of all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

The Groundwater Foundation
Founded by a Nebraska mother in 1985, this level-headed organization educates about and rallies support for the hidden treasure of groundwater.

Kansai Waters
A charming, informative article in Yomiuri Shimbun about the Kansai region, the cultural heart of Japan, and its excellent waters.

National Ground Water Association
The center of the well-drilling professions, the NGWA shares information, supports research and education, and conducts political outreach related to groundwater resources.

SAHRA (Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas) is a wide-ranging program by the University of Arizona, studying ways to live on the water we have. Includes teacher materials and other outreach.

USGS Groundwater Information Pages
Gateway to the U.S. Geological Survey's extensive resources on the nation's groundwater.

U.S. Water News
A handy place for a wide range of water-related stories.

Water—Managing a National Resource
The U.S. Geological Survey, America's premier water agency, describes some of its significant efforts both scientific and practical.

Water Science Glossary of Terms
The U.S. Geological Survey, the government's lead agency on water matters, posts this set of about 150 definitions.

The Earth has two water cycles, one on its surface and the other in its deep interior.

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