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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

Project: Rapid Deployment Gage - Version 3

RDG-3 deployed to monitor flooding in the Red River Valley (Wolverton Creek near Comstock, MN) during 2010 flooding

RDG-3 deployed to monitor flooding in the Red River Valley (Wolverton Creek near Comstock, MN) during 2010 flooding

The Rapid Deployment Gage Version 3 (RDG-3), is a complete, self-contained streamgage that is designed for deployment on bridges and other structures that are directly over the water surface of the stream. It employs a radar stage sensor and uses a GOES radio to provide realtime streamflow information. The RDG-3 is relatively lightweight and can usually be installed by a two-person crew in less than two hours. The system is powered by a solar panel and 12-volt battery, is pre-wired to facilitate set-up in the field and has several security features to discourage vandalism.

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