USGS National Labs


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12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA 20192
United States

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Created by an act of Congress in 1879, USGS has evolved over the ensuing 125 years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. USGS is the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings. 
As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, USGS collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides science about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. Our diverse expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multidisciplinary investigations and provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.


The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Technology Disciplines

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Apparatus and method to reduce biofouling of water quality datasondes
Apparatus for removing phosphorus from wastewater
Aquifer remediation barrier for removal of inorganic contaminants
Artificial recharge system
Automated farm turnout
Automated self-calibrating water quality monitoring sensor housing assembly
Baffle apparatus
Continuous flow measurement recorder and recording method
Deep aquifer remediation system
Device for sequestration and concentration of polar organic chemicals from water


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Advanced Mineral Separation & Sample Preparation for In Situ Analysis
Denver Inclusion Analysis Laboratory [DIAL]
Geochemical Reference Materials Development Laboratory
Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center Stable Isotope Laboratory
High Resolution Isotope Laboratory
Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility Hydraulics Laboratory
Kentucky Sediment Laboratory
Laser Ablation ICP-MS Geochronology Lab
Luminescence Geochronology Lab
Molecular and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory


  • Denver Inclusion Analysis Laboratory [DIAL]

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Water information is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management of the Nation’s water resources. The USGS works with partners to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources and conditions including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and wateruse and availability. The USGS has a water science center assigned to each state. For a list of water science centers please visit:


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