National Water Information System (NWISWeb)
Entry ID: USGS_WRD_NWIS-W

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Summary
Abstract: The National Water Information System database (NWIS)provide access to
water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50
States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Online access to this data
is organized around these categories:
- Surface Water
-Ground Water
-Water Quality

The USGS investigates the occurrence, quantity, quality, distribution, and
movement of surface and underground waters and disseminates the data to the
public, State and local governments, public and private utilities, and other
Federal agencies involved with managing our water resources.


[Summary adapted from: "http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/"]

Related URL
Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: The Purdue University Web-Based Hydrography Analysis Tool (WHAT) allows users
to view USGS stream flow data in a GIS setting. Users can also upload their own
stream flow data to be visualized in this map service which is created using
the open source mapserver technology. A flow statistics model was added to the
system to generate models for flood scenarios.


Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: National Water Information System (NWISWeb) web site that provides access to
data from over 1.5 million ground water well and surface water sites in the
U.S.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: The National Water Information System (NWIS) data retrieval page


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The homepage of the U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Division


Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 25.0  E: -66.0  W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: National Water Information System (NWISWeb)
Dataset Release Place: WWW
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: Maps, Text
Online Resource: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > AMERICAN SAMOA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > GUAM
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CARIBBEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >POLITICAL DIVISIONS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >AQUIFERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >GROUND WATER DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >DISPERSION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >SPRINGS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >WATER TABLE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW >CURRENT CONDITIONS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW >HISTORICAL STREAMFLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW >PEAK FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >HYDROPATTERN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >STAGE HEIGHT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BOUNDARIES
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
STREAM GAUGES    [Information]


Quality
The NWIS historic streamflow database has replaced the WATSTORE
database. The NWIS current conditions data is provisional, i.e. the
data has not been reviewed or edited. Please see U.S. Geological
Water Resources Division Provisional Data Disclaimer at the following
URL: http://water.usgs.gov/provisional.html.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Please cite data properly.


Keywords
ALASKA
BASIN
BASINS
CANADA
DRAINAGE AREA
GAGING STATION
HAWAII
HISTORICAL
HISTORY
HYDROLOGIC UNIT CODE
HYDROLOGY
MAPS
MEXICO
NWIS
NWIS-W
PEAK FLOW
PUERTO RICO
STREAMFLOW
US
USGS
WATER
WATSTORE


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
USGS/WRD


Data Center
National Water Information System, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis

Data Center Personnel
Name: WATER WEBSERVER TEAM - USGS
Phone: 703-648-4000;1-800-426-9000
Email: h2oteam at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS National Center
Water Resources Division
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Fees: None


Personnel
GENE R. MAJOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-06-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-12-02

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