National Water Quality Assessment - Great Salt Lake Basin
Contact: Susan Thiros
Funding Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Subject: water quality
Data Type: Water Quality
Abstract: The Great Salt Lake Basins NAWQA is one of the 51 study units that are part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The long-term goals of this program are to describe the status and trends in the quality of a large, representative part of the Nation's surface- and ground-water resources, and to provide a sound, scientific understanding of the primary factors affecting the quality of these resources. The program will evaluate water quality at a wide range of spatial scales, from local to national, and will employ a multidisciplinary approach using physical, chemical and biological measurements to provide multiple lines of evidence with which to evaluate water quality.