This mapper depicts the location of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Federal Priorities Streamgages (FPS). Data and information for individual FPS can be found by selecting the associated state in the drop-down menu to the left of the map and browsing the table that appears below. FPS are monitoring stations that track the amount of water in streams and rivers across the Nation and that address one or more of the following Federal information needs:
The FPS Network was conceived in 1999 to serve, in part, as a “backbone” for the greater USGS Streamgaging Network. The original FPS Network design included 4,300 then active, previously discontinued, or proposed new gages that were strategically positioned across the country. At present (2018), more than 4,700 locations meet the criteria for inclusion in the FPS network, but only about 3,600 FPS are active because of funding limitations. The active FPS are supported through a combination of Federal and partner funding—less than one-quarter are fully funded by the USGS.
Mark Landers, National Streamgage Network Coordinator (678)-924-6616
For general USGS questions, contact Ask USGS online or call 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747).