Water Priorities for the Nation—The USGS National Water Dashboard

Fact Sheet 2022-3003
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The U.S. Geological Survey National Water Dashboard supplies critical information to decision makers, emergency managers, and the public during extreme hydrologic events (such as droughts and floods) and during normal hydrologic conditions. It informs decision making that can help protect lives and property before and during extreme hydrologic events. The National Water Dashboard draws upon the extensive site-specific hydrologic data housed in the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System database (https://doi.org/10.5066/F7P55KJN) and also links to the U.S. Geological Survey WaterAlert system, which provides users with instant and customized updates about water conditions. Overall, the National Water Dashboard is part of the U.S. Geological Survey's effort to respond to 21st century science needs.

Suggested Citation

Miller, M.P., Burley, T.E., and McCallum, B.E., 2022, Water priorities for the Nation—The USGS National Water Dashboard: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2022–3003, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20223003.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Key Functions of the USGS NWD
  • Data Layers of the USGS NWD
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water priorities for the Nation—The USGS National Water Dashboard
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2022-3003
DOI 10.3133/fs20223003
Year Published 2022
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Texas Water Science Center, South Atlantic Water Science Center, WMA - Office of Planning and Programming
Description 2 p.
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
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