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A Primer on Water Quality

creator United States Geological Survey
topic drinking water, marine ecosystems, water quality
landscape landscape unknown
solution implementation unknown
regional relevance Canada
type guidelines

What is in the water? Is it safe for drinking? Can fish and other aquatic life thrive in streams and lakes that are affected by human activities? What is the water quality? To answer these questions, it is helpful to understand what “water quality” means, how it is determined, and the natural processes and human activities that affect water quality.

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