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Water Data for the Nation

Water Programs



USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State. Washington Oregon California Idaho Nevada Montana Wyoming Utah Colorado Arizona New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Mississippi Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Pennsylvania West Virginia Georgia Florida Caribbean Alaska Hawaii New York Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusetts South Carolina North Carolina Rhode Island Virginia Connecticut New Jersey Maryland-Delaware-D.C.

Programs at the Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility

Supporting USGS and Federal agencies collection of the Nation's water data

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HIF conducts projects to develop new or modify existing hydrologic instruments and equipment. They also design and configure custom systems from existing equipment and instruments.

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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.

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