There is a wide diversity, ranging from real-time water temperature in rivers, through groundwater protection zones to the potential for small hydropower plants. Subject-related data such as the water storage capacity of the ground or the distribution of rock strata are also included. “Topic Water” at map.geo.admin.ch displays all the Swiss Government maps covering the waters of Switzerland
Despite the generally good quality of its water, residues from fertilizer and plant protection products, chemical residues from wastewater, as well as man-made structures and artificial obstacles damage surface and underground waters.
Good quality groundwater is available in sufficient quantities almost everywhere in Switzerland. Traces of artificial, rather persistent substances are found mainly below cropland and in settlement areas.
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