USGS - science for a changing world

Science Topics

Maps, Imagery, and Publications Hazards Newsroom Education Jobs Partnerships Library About USGS Podcasts/RSS

How does a U.S. Geological Survey streamgage work?

Explains how streamflow is measured, how it relates to water level, how stream discharge is measured, and how to find data on streamflow.

by Lurry, Dee L.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3001
This publication is available only as a PDF document.
Related topics:
Hydrology, Instrument design and development, Stream discharge, Stream-gage measurement, Gaging stations, Streams
Alternative formats of this information:
Compatible standard Format
CCM of Project Open Data JSON
ISO 19115 XML
USGS Publications Warehouse [Citation page] - [JSON]

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Ask USGS