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Water Resources: Home

When looking for research materials concerning the topic of water, try one or more of these.

Finding Articles

The following databases index articles from scholarly, scientific journals.

Government Resouces

USGS Publication Warehouse
Government reports, statistics, and data for all aspects of geology.

NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service
From the Department of Agriculture, this site provides statistics, data, and maps for water supplies, streamflows, snowpacks and other climate information.

Water Supply Outlook for the Western United States
Published jointly by NOAA and the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center, this site provides data from the past 20 years, as well as the forecast for water supplies, streamflows, snowpacks and reservoir storage.

U.S. Drought Portal
Monitors and forecasts drought and it's impacts in the United States.

Reference Sources

AUTHOR       Colorado College. State of the Rockies Project.
TITLE            The 2013 Colorado College state of the Rockies report card: water friendly futures for the Colorado River Basin / edited by Wallter E. Hecox, Brendan P. Boepple, Matthew C. Gottfried.
PUB INFO     Colorado Springs, Colo. : Colorado College State of the Rockies Project, 2013.
CALL #          Ref. HC107.A17 C65 2013.
NOTE            Other State of the Rockies publications can be found through the Digital CC Repository.

TITLE            Statistical Abstract of the United States
PUB INFO      Washington, DC., United States Census Bureau, 2012
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TITLE            Encyclopedia of water politics and policy in the United States. Steven L. Danver, John R. Burch, Jr., editors.
PUB INFO     Washington, D.C. : Sage/CQ Press, c2011.
CALL #          Ref. HD1694.A5 E265 2011.

TITLE            Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs. Lars Bengtsson, Reginald W. Herschy, Rhodes W. Fairbridge, editors.
PUB INFO      Springer Netherlands, c2012
DOI               10.1007/978-1-4020-4410-6
                     An overview of the many challenges of meeting ever-larger demands for  fresh water, not only for drinking but also for agriculture, industry and recreation.

TITLE            Handbook of water analysis., Leo M.L. Nollet, editor.
PUB INFO     Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2007.
CALL #         Ref. QD142 .H36 2007.

AUTHOR       Lehr, Jay H., 1936-
TITLE            Water encyclopedia.
PUB INFO     Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2005-
CALL #         Ref. TD345 .L393 2005.

TITLE            The world's water : the biennial report on freshwater resources.
PUB INFO     Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c1998-
CALL #          Ref. TD345 .W674.

Finding BooksTIGER, Prospector, and WorlCat

You have access to books from three sources - TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat:

  • TIGER is the catalog of all titles that Tutt Library owns.
  • Prospector gives you access to books in major libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. In addition, Mobius expands Prospector to include books from Kansas and Missouri.
  • WorldCat lists library holdings nationwide and internationally.

Delivery Times

  • Prospector: 3-5 business days
  • Mobius: 5-14 business days
  • WorldCat: 5 days-several months
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