Unitit States Geological Survey

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United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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Seal of the United States Geological Survey
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Official identifier of the U.S. Geological Survey
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Flag of the United States Geological Survey
Agency owerview
Formed Mairch 3, 1879; 139 years ago (1879-03-03)
Jurisdiction United States
Heidquarters Reston, Virginia
United States
38°56′51″N 77°22′06″W / 38.9475194°N 77.3683075°W / 38.9475194; -77.3683075Coordinates: 38°56′51″N 77°22′06″W / 38.9475194°N 77.3683075°W / 38.9475194; -77.3683075
Employees 8,670 (2009)
Annual budget $1.1 billion (FY2010)[1]
Agency executive
Paurent agency United States Department of the Interior
Website USGS.gov

The Unitit States Geological Survey (USGS, umwhile simply Geological Survey) is a scienteefic agency o the Unitit States govrenment. The scientists o the USGS study the laundscape o the Unitit States, its naitural resoorces, an the naitural hazards that threaten it. The organisation haes fower major science disciplines, concernin biology, geografie, geology, an hydrology. The USGS is a fact-findin resairch organisation wi na regulatory responsibility.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Moody, Joan (October 22, 2009). "Secretary Salazar Applauds Senate's Confirmation of Dr. Marcia McNutt as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey" (Press release). United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved November 7, 2009.