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The following is an example of how to cite the USGS Aquatic Bioassessment Data for the Nation (BioData) (http:\\ website in a publication:

U.S. Geological Survey, [2017], BioData - Aquatic Bioassessment Data for the Nation available on the World Wide Web, accessed [June 10, 2017], at URL 


 *Please substitute your year and date, and remove brackets.