Annual Report Of the State Geologist, 1994

(1994) Annual Report Of the State Geologist, 1994. Natural Resources, Department of


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Since 1892, the Iowa Geological and Water Survey (IGWS) has provided earth, water, and mapping science to all Iowans. We collect and interpret information on subsurface geologic conditions, groundwater and surface water quantity and quality, and the natural and built features of our landscape. This information is critical for:Predicting the future availability of economic water supplies and mineral resources. Assuring proper function of waste disposal facilities.Delineation of geologic hazards that may jeopardize property and public safety. Assessing trends and providing protection of water quality and soil resources. Applied technical assistance for economic development and environmental stewardship. Our goal: Providing the tools for good decision making to assure the long-term vitality of Iowa’s communities, businesses, and quality of life. Information and technical assistance are provided through web-based databases, comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) tools, predictive groundwater models, and watershed assessments and improvement grants. The key service we provide is direct assistance from our technical staff, working with Iowans to overcome real-world challenges. This report describes the basic functions of IGWS program areas and highlights major activities and accomplishments during calendar year. More information on IGWS is available at

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Geologist, Water Survey, Geologic Conditions, Geographic Information System (GIS)
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Earth sciences
Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Environmental assessments
ID Code: 23735
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2017 15:04
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2017 15:04