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The goal of this page is to help you get started with retrieving data from BioData, the USGS aquatic bioassessment database. There are three retrieval simple steps to accomplish this task:retrieve data

  1. Select Filter Criteria
  2. Select Data Sets
  3. Preview and Download your results

The USGS BioData Retrieval provides access to aquatic bioassessment data (biological community and physical habitat data) collected by USGS scientists from stream ecosystems across the nation.