Confluence Retirement

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is scheduled for retirement on January 27th, 2023. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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  • USGS Program: The USGS has several programs within the water mission area. For a complete list of USGS programs see
  • USGS Science Center: USGS water resources and biological research offices are usually divided by state and are called science centers. You can find a list and descriptions of science centers on the USGS home page at
  • Project: Each biological community sample in BioData belongs to one and only one project. Typically data collected for a single Project has consistent objectives, design, and methods.
  • NAWQA study unit: In the beginning cycles of the National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA), the United States was divided into river basins, or study units, in order to collect consistent data on a watershed scale across the country. Some of the study units may cross state boundaries. For additional information and further descriptions of NAWQA study units refer to
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  • Within a filter option, multiple selection can be made (e.g. multiple USGS Science Centers can be selected)
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  • USGS Science Center provides a 'starts with' search box to help limit the list of options
  • Project provides a 'contains' search box that REQUIRES (see below) at least 2 characters to view a list
  • NAWQA Study Unit also provides an optional 'contains' search box; if used, it still requires two characters


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