The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is one of eight Bureaus that make up the U.S. Department of the Interior. The mission of the USGS is to serve 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.
The USGS has the principal responsibility within the Federal Government to provide the hydrologic information and understanding needed by others to achieve the best use and management of the Nation's water resources. To accomplish this, the USGS works in cooperation with other Federal, State, and local agencies. This website displays the resources and programs of the USGS North Dakota Water Science Center.