National Water Information System (NWISWeb)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: National Water Information System (NWISWeb)
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps, Text
Series_Information:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: WWW
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/
Description:
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/"]
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -125.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > POLITICAL DIVISIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > AQUIFERS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUND WATER DISCHARGE/FLOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > DISPERSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > DRAINAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > SPRINGS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > WATER TABLE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DISCHARGE/FLOW > CURRENT CONDITIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DISCHARGE/FLOW > HISTORICAL STREAMFLOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DISCHARGE/FLOW > PEAK FLOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DRAINAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > HYDROPATTERN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RIVERS/STREAMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > STAGE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: STREAM GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: Alaska
Theme_Keyword: Basin
Theme_Keyword: Basins
Theme_Keyword: Canada
Theme_Keyword: Drainage Area
Theme_Keyword: Gaging Station
Theme_Keyword: Hawaii
Theme_Keyword: Historical
Theme_Keyword: History
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic Unit Code
Theme_Keyword: Hydrology
Theme_Keyword: Maps
Theme_Keyword: Mexico
Theme_Keyword: Nwis
Theme_Keyword: Nwis-w
Theme_Keyword: Peak Flow
Theme_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Theme_Keyword: Streamflow
Theme_Keyword: Us
Theme_Keyword: Usgs
Theme_Keyword: Water
Theme_Keyword: Watstore
Theme_Keyword: BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > AMERICAN SAMOA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > GUAM
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CARIBBEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Please cite data properly.
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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".
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
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Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/WRD/NWIS > National Water Information System, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: WATER WEBSERVER TEAM - USGS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: USGS National Center
Address: Water Resources Division
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-4000;1-800-426-9000
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: h2oteam@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: USGS_WRD_NWIS-W
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gcmd.nasa.gov/getserf.htm?PURDUE_WHAT
Access_Instructions:
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.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gcmd.nasa.gov/getserf.htm?NWISWeb
Access_Instructions:
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.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis-w/US/
Access_Instructions:
The National Water Information System (NWIS) data retrieval page
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://water.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
The homepage of the U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Division
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000606
Metadata_Review_Date: 20041202
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GENE R. MAJOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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