California Water Science Center

Data and Tools

Basic hydrologic data collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, and archiving are major parts of the California Water Science Center program. Streamflow data, for example, are used for flood and water-supply forecasts, planning and design, river regulation, streamflow statistics, and research investigations. Much of the data are available on a near-real-time basis by satellite telemetry.

California Water Dashboard

California Water Dashboard

View California's real-time stream, lake, reservoir, precipitation, water quality, and groundwater stations in context with current weather and hazard conditions.

Current Conditions

California Groundwater Quality

California Groundwater Quality

This interactive webmap plots water-quality data from domestic and public-supply wells sampled by the USGS for the California GAMA Priority Basin Project, and allows users to download datasets.

Water Quality Data
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Date published: August 19, 2020

Pesticide concentrations in surface waters of the Sacramento Valley rice-growing region, 2010

Surface water samples were collected from four stream/agricultural drain sites in the Sacramento Valley of California to measure pesticides commonly applied to rice. Samples were collected weekly from May through August 2010 to capture the rice pesticide application season. Water samples were filtered (0.7 µm) and extracted via solid-phase extraction. Additionally, the filter paper w

Date published: August 19, 2020

Horizontal-to-Vertical Seismic Ratio Passive-Seismic Data Collected at Edwards Air Force Research Laboratory, Antelope Valley, California, 2018

Passive seismic data collection was done northwest of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base using the horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio (HVSR) technique. HVSR surveys were done at 43 locations between May and September 2018 to refine the understanding of the bedrock-alluvial aquifer transition zone downgradient from the AFRL. Specifically, the data were

Date published: August 18, 2020

Field characteristics and photos of core materials from a monitoring well site near a dry well and Four-plex baseball field, Fort Irwin National Training Center, San Bernardino County, California, 2019-2020

As part of a research study in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army at Fort Irwin National Training Center, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) evaluated unsaturated zone soil property data of cores from a borehole for a newly drilled monitoring well near a dry well and Four-plex baseball field. Cores were continuous from land surface down to 2

Date published: August 18, 2020

Particle-size distributions of core samples collected from the borehole for monitoring well ESW2B at Fort Irwin National Training Center, San Bernardino County, California

As part of a larger groundwater research study conducted at the U.S. Army Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC), located approximately 35 miles north-northeast of Barstow, California, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have cooperated to evaluate unsaturated zone soil property data of cores from the boreho

Date published: August 18, 2020

Laboratory measurements of soil properties for core samples near a dry well and Four-plex baseball field, Fort Irwin National Training Center, San Bernardino County, California, 2019-2020

As part of a research study in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army at Fort Irwin National Training Center, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) evaluated unsaturated zone soil property data of cores from a newly drilled monitoring well site near a dry well and Four-plex baseball field. Measurements and observations are presented for cores from

Date published: August 18, 2020

Unsaturated zone soil properties near a dry well and Four-plex baseball field, Fort Irwin National Training Center, San Bernardino County, California, 2019-2020

The U.S. Army Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC), approximately 35 miles north-northeast of Barstow, California, obtains all of its potable water supply from three groundwater basins (Irwin, Langford, and Bicycle Basins) within the NTC boundaries. In these basins, groundwater withdrawals exceed natural recharge, resulting in water-level declines. However, managed aq

Date published: August 14, 2020

Bay-Delta Regional Monitoring Program | Nutrient Mapping

Data visualization tool created for California's Bay-Delta Regional Monitoring Program.  This web applicaton visualizes nutrients and phytoplankton spatially and temporally.

Date published: August 7, 2020

Assessing Phytoplankton and Nutrient Abundance in the San Francisco Estuary and Delta

A data visualizatoin exploring the relationship between nutrient distribution and phytoplankton under different conditions across the San Francisco Delta and Estuary. Assessing distribution and abundance aids understanding of how managing nutrient supplies affects aquatic food webs, helping managers evaluate the potential environmental benefits of future nutrient reduction efforts against...

Date published: August 7, 2020

Electrical resistivity tomography processed data on irrigated fields at Fort Irwin National Training Center, San Bernardino County, California, 2019-2020

The U.S. Army Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC), approximately 35 miles north-northeast of Barstow, California, obtains all of its potable water supply from three groundwater basins (Irwin, Langford, and Bicycle Basins) within the NTC boundaries. In these basins, groundwater withdrawals exceed natural recharge, resulting in water-level declines. However, managed a

Date published: August 7, 2020

Borehole geophysical logs near an irrigated field in Fort Irwin National Training Center, San Bernardino County, California, 2018-2020

The U.S. Army Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC), approximately 35 miles north-northeast of Barstow, California, obtains all of its potable water supply from three groundwater basins (Irwin, Langford, and Bicycle Basins) within the NTC boundaries. In these basins, groundwater withdrawals exceed natural recharge, resulting in water-level declines. However, managed a

Date published: August 7, 2020

Electrical resistivity tomography data on irrigated fields, Fort Irwin National Training Center, California, 2019-2020

The U.S. Army Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC), approximately 35 miles north-northeast of Barstow, California, obtains all of its potable water supply from three groundwater basins (Irwin, Langford, and Bicycle Basins) within the NTC boundaries. In these basins, groundwater withdrawals exceed natural recharge, resulting in water-level declines. However, managed aq

Date published: August 7, 2020

Irrigated field characterization at Fort Irwin National Training Center, San Bernardino County, California, 2018-2020

The U.S. Army Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC), approximately 35 miles north-northeast of Barstow, California, obtains all of its potable water supply from three groundwater basins (Irwin, Langford, and Bicycle Basins) within the NTC boundaries. In these basins, groundwater withdrawals exceed natural recharge, resulting in water-level declines. However, managed a