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Water Data for the Nation

Water Data for the Nation

This is the public web interface to the USGS National Water Information System. It provides access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. It has been nationally operational since 2001 and is the third most popular website in the U.S. Department of the Interior. Data served here also are available in open-standard formats at https://waterservices.usgs.gov/. These formats encourage easy interchange of water data and greater use of them in software applications.

For questions, contact Brad Garner (bdgarner@usgs.gov,).

Water Quality Portal

Water Quality Portal

The Water Quality Portal and web services integrates publicly available water quality data from the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) and the EPA STOrage and RETrieval (STORET) Data Warehouse.

For questions, contact Jim Kreft (jkreft@usgs.gov).

National Ground-Water Monitoring Network

National Ground-Water Monitoring Network

The NGWMN Data Portal provides access to groundwater data from multiple, dispersed databases in a web-based mapping application. The portal contains current and historical data including water levels, water quality, lithology, and well construction.

For questions, contact Jessica Lucido (jlucido@usgs.gov).

Coastal Change Hazards Portal

Coastal Change Hazards Portal

USGS coastal change hazards research produces data, knowledge, and tools about storms, shoreline change, and sea-level rise. These information products are available at the coastal change hazards web portal. The portal can be used to increase awareness and provide a basis for decision making.

For questions, contact Megan Hines (mhines@usgs.gov).

National Soil Moisture Network Pilot

National Soil Moisture Network Pilot

Recognizing the need for integrated soil moisture data, the President’s Climate Action Plan called for the creation of a coordinated national soil moisture network. In response, a team led by NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System completed a proof-of-concept pilot project. The NSMN Pilot, developed collaboratively by Texas A&M and the U.S. Geological Survey, focuses on providing real-time in situ soil moisture data, aggregated from a number of state and federal sources, to feed a map-based visualization and a standard web service. The pilot was developed in order to meet the following use cases: operational drought monitoring, experimental land surface modeling, and operational hydrological modeling. The result of this pilot is a reference architecture that will inform the implementation of an operational national soil moisture network.

For questions, contact Jessica Lucido (jlucido@usgs.gov).

Geo Data Portal

Geo Data Portal

The Geo Data Portal (GDP) project aims to support simple, rapid development of thin user interfaces (like web portals) to commonly needed environmental modeling-related data access and manipulation tools.

For questions, contact Jordan Read (jread@usgs.gov).

Environmental Data Discovery and Transformation

Environmental Data Discovery and Transformation

The Environmental Data Discovery and Transformation (EnDDaT) Tool is a system you can use to discover data from our natural environment. This tool accesses data from a variety of data sources, compiles and processes the data, and performs common transformations. The result is that environmental data from multiple sources is sorted into a single table that aids model development and similar tasks. See the user guide for step-by-step instructions on obtaining data, specifying transforms, and processing data.

For questions, contact Jessica Lucido (jlucido@usgs.gov).

Wateralert

Wateralert

WaterAlert allows for members of the public to sign up to receive notification when significant hydrologic events occur, based on criteria that they set. These notifications may be via email or text message.

For questions, contact Joseph Kalfsbeek (kalfsbek@usgs.gov).

WaterNow

WaterNow

Send a Site ID number to WaterNow@usgs.gov via email or text, and receive the latest USGS measurements at that gage immediately.

For questions, contact Joseph Kalfsbeek (kalfsbek@usgs.gov).

Project Alert

Project Alert

Provides information about significant hydrologic events to a broad base of customers inside and outside of USGS. The notification methods include an email distribution to GS-W_Project_Alert@usgs.gov, and RSS feeds.

For questions, contact Joseph Kalfsbeek (kalfsbek@usgs.gov).

Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center

Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center

The U.S. Geological Survey's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC) is the science provider for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program. In this role, the research center provides the public and decision makers with relevant scientific information about the status and trends of natural, cultural, and recreational resources found in those portions of Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area affected by Glen Canyon Dam operations.

For questions, contact Megan Hines (mhines@usgs.gov).

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