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 2013 Streamflow Summary

 Threatened and Recently Discontinued Streamgages

Today's Water Conditions

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Flood and high flow Flood and high flow
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Other Water Sites

OGW Office of Ground Water

OWQ Office of Water Quality

OHR Office of Hydrologic Research

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USGS Federal Priority Streamgages (FPS)

Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's Federal Priority Streamgages (FPS) web page. The FPS is part of the larger National Streamflow Network that the USGS operates under the Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program (GWSIP). The FPS used to be know as the National Streamflow Information Program or NSIP. The mission of the USGS National Streamflow Network is to provide streamflow information and the understanding required to meet local, tribal, State, regional, and national needs. The FPS was developed to provide a National perspective, guidance, planning, and leadership to the streamgaging activities of the USGS. To provide streamflow information to meet national needs, the information obtained from these streamgages needs to be consistent, obtained using standard techniques and technology, and be subject to the same quality assurance and quality control. The FPS plan provides for a unified network to meet National, regional, State, tribal, and local needs of streamflow information. The FPS is designed with five goals, one of which is to provide a "backbone" or core streamgage network that are critical to national streamflow information needs and that would be funded totally with Federal funds. The USGS streamgaging network is currently funded in partnership with over 850 Federal, State, tribal, and local agencies in combination with USGS Cooperative Matching Funds where applicable.

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