USGS Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility
Water Data for the Nation
ABOUT THE HIF
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
USGS Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF)
To provide quality hydrologic equipment and instrumentation support to the United States Geological Survey and other Federal Agencies.
Rapid Deployment Gages (RDG)
Rapid Deployment Gages are quick to install, temporary, self-contained streamgages.
Find out more about the RDG-3 / RDG-4
View Instrument Evaluation Reports (Open-File Reports (OFR))
Find out more about HIF services
HIF Training Courses
The HIF offers several hydrologic instrument training courses to USGS as well as other federal and state agencies. Courses provide lectures and "hands-on" experience with equipment and instruments.
Read more about training at the HIF
Streamflow Conditions in the United States
USGS activities include:
USGS Social Media
Find others that may interest you:
USGS WaterNow - On-demand, current conditions for water data directly to your mobile phone or email.
How to use WaterNow
Now you can receive instant, customized updates about water conditions by subscribing to WaterAlert, a new service from the U.S. Geological Survey. WaterAlert allows users to receive updates about river flows, groundwater levels, water temperatures, rainfall, and water quality at more than 9,500 sites where USGS collects real-time water information.
For more information visit: WaterAlert
Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.