Water Resources

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USDA. Economic Research Service.

Contains datasets, summaries, and overviews on water allocation, water conservation, and water management issues in agriculture.

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Links to websites and mobile applications containing soil survey, water, climate, air quality, energy, and other natural resources data relevant to agriculture.

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture; Colorado State University Libraries; The Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC).

Organizes resources on water conserving practices in agriculture across various climates and regions of the world, focusing mainly on the semi-arid and arid areas in the western United States.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Contains fact sheets, reports, guidance documents, manuals, and other resources on the agricultural activities that cause pollution in rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries, and ground water.

DOC. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Collates maps, tools, and information to help people prepare for and mitigate the effects of drought. Includes maps and links to data on the impacts of drought on agriculture.

GRACE Communications Foundation.

Gives an overview of the effects of agricultural activities on water quality. Topics include: pollution, ammonia and nitrates, pathogens, antibiotics, wells and groundwater, and conservation.