Georgia Water Science Center

USGS Fact Sheet 2006-3084

Georgia’s Surface-Water Resources and Streamflow Monitoring Network, 2006

This report is available online in pdf format (1 MB): USGS FS 2006-3084 (Opens the PDF file in a new window. )

U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2006-3084, 2 pages (Published May 2006)

ABSTRACT

USGS streamflow monitoring network for Georgia and major watersheds.The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) network of 223 real-time monitoring stations, the "Georgia HydroWatch," provides real-time water-stage data, with streamflow computed at 198 locations, and rainfall recorded at 187 stations. These sites continuously record data on 15-minute intervals and transmit the data via satellite to be incorporated into the USGS National Water Information System database. These data are automatically posted to the USGS Web site for public dissemination (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/nwis). The real-time capability of this network provides information to help emergency-management officials protect human life and property during floods, and mitigate the effects of prolonged drought.

The map at right shows the USGS streamflow monitoring network for Georgia and major watersheds. Streamflow is monitored at 198 sites statewide, more than 80 percent of which include precipitation gages. Various Federal, State, and local agencies fund these streamflow monitoring stations.


CONTENTS

Surface-Water Resources

Georgia HydroWatch—Streamflow Monitoring Network

Outlook

 


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