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.
Facilities at the Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility
The HIF has a number of laboratories and field-testing sites that offer unique capabilities for the evaluation of hydrologic instrumentation and equipment. The hydraulic laboratory is equipped with tanks and flumes that can be used to test instruments under a variety of conditions. The HIF deploys equipment for field evaluations at stations located on the Pearl and Wolf Rivers. In addition the HIF uses a variety of environmental test chambers and a water quality laboratory to quality assure and evaluate instruments and equipment.