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Science activity 2756

Streamflow Monitoring

Description / purpose

The USGS works in partnership with more than 1,400 Federal, regional, State, Tribal, and local agencies or organizations to maintain and manage a multipurpose network of streamgages that monitor streamflow and (or) water level. Approximately 8,200 of the more than 10,000 USGS streamgages in the network continuously monitor streamflow year-round and are collectively referred to as the National 'Streamflow' Network (NSN). Approximately 40% of the NSN is made up of Federal Priority Streamgages (FPS), which are considered critical for long-term tracking and modeling/forecasting to ensure that Federal water priorities and responsibilities can be met. Such priorities and responsibilities include forecasting hydrologic events (floods and droughts); managing interstate agreements, compacts, court decrees, and other legal obligations; and tracking streamflow in major river basins and across borders.

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  • Awarded / Initiating
  • In progress / Ongoing
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Type Title Description Impact
Report USGS Monitoring the Pulse of Our Nation's Rivers and Streams ef report that summarizes the work USGS does in mo 5 views
Data NWS California Nevada River Forecast Center - River Data ncies that collect and provide real-time hydromete 9 views

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ATLAS TRACT (), BACON ISLAND (), BETHEL ISLAND (), BIG BREAK (), BISHOP TRACT/DLIS-14 (), BIXLER TRACT (), BOULDIN ISLAND (), BRACK TRACT (), BRADFORD ISLAND (), BRANNAN-ANDRUS (), BROWNS ISLAND (), BYRON TRACT (), CACHE HAAS AREA (), CANAL RANCH TRACT (), CENTRAL STOCKTON (), CHIPPS ISLAND (), CLIFTON COURT FOREBAY (), CONEY ISLAND (), DEAD HORSE ISLAND (), DECKER ISLAND (), DLIS-01 (PITTSBURG AREA) (), DLIS-02 (ANTIOCH AREA) (), DLIS-03 (LOWER SHERMAN ISLAND) (), DLIS-04 (WEST ISLAND) (), DLIS-05 (DONLON ISLAND) (), DLIS-06 (OAKLEY AREA) (), DLIS-07 (KNIGHTSEN AREA) (), DLIS-08 (DISCOVERY BAY AREA) (), DLIS-09 (BYRON AREA) (), DLIS-10 (), DLIS-12 (PARADISE CUT) (), DLIS-18 (), DLIS-19 (GRIZZLY SLOUGH AREA) (), DLIS-20 (YOLO BYPASS) (), DLIS-21 (), DLIS-22 (RIO VISTA) (), DLIS-23 (GEORGIANA OXBOW) (), DLIS-37 (CHADBOURNE AREA) (), DLIS-41 (JOICE ISLAND AREA) (), DLIS-42 (PEYTONIA ECO PRSRV) (), DLIS-44 (HILL SLOUGH UNIT) (), DLIS-62 (), DLIS-63 (GRIZZLY ISLAND AREA) (), DLIS-64 (), DLIS 15-17 Lodi (), DLIS 25-27 (Morrow Island) (), DLIS 28-36 (), DLIS 38-40 (), DLIS 43,45 (Potrero Hills Area) (), DLIS 46-61 (), DREXLER POCKET (), DREXLER TRACT (), DUTCH SLOUGH (), EGBERT TRACT (), EHRHEARDT CLUB (), EMPIRE TRACT (), FAY ISLAND (), GLANVILLE (), GLIDE DISTRICT (), GRAND ISLAND (), HASTINGS TRACT (), HOLLAND TRACT (), HOLT STATION (), HONKER BAY (), HONKER LAKE TRACT (), HOTCHKISS TRACT (), IDA ISLAND (), JERSEY ISLAND (), JONES TRACT (LOWER AND UPPER) (), KING ISLAND (), KINGS ISLAND (), LIBBY MCNEIL (), LIBERTY ISLAND (), LISBON DISTRICT (), LITTLE EGBERT TRACT (), FRANKS TRACT (), LITTLE MANDEVILLE ISLAND (), LONG ISLAND (), LOWER ROBERTS ISLAND (), MAINTENANCE AREA 9 NORTH (), MAINTENANCE AREA 9 SOUTH (), MANDEVILLE ISLAND (), MCCORMACK-WILLIAMSON TRACT (), MCDONALD ISLAND (), MEDFORD ISLAND (), MEIN'S LANDING (), MERRITT ISLAND (), MIDDLE & UPPER ROBERTS ISLAND (), MILDRED ISLAND (), NETHERLANDS (), NEW HOPE TRACT (), NORTH STOCKTON (), PALM-ORWOOD (), PEARSON DISTRICT (), PETERS POCKET (), PROSPECT ISLAND (), QUIMBY ISLAND (), RANDALL ISLAND (), RINDGE TRACT (), RIO BLANCO TRACT (), ROUGH AND READY ISLAND (), RYER ISLAND (), SHERMAN ISLAND (), SHIMA TRACT (), SHIN KEE TRACT (), STATEN ISLAND (), SUNRISE CLUB (), SUTTER ISLAND (), TERMINOUS TRACT (), TWITCHELL ISLAND (), TYLER ISLAND (), UPPER ANDRUS ISLAND (), VEALE TRACT (), VENICE ISLAND (), VICTORIA ISLAND (), WALNUT GROVE (), WEBB TRACT (), WEST SACRAMENTO (), WINTER ISLAND (), WOODWARD ISLAND (), WRIGHT-ELMWOOD TRACT (), YOLANO ()

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