Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center


Welcome to the USGS Web page that provides access to water resources information for the Lower Mississippi-Gulf. Our multi-state center spans Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. This is your direct link to water-resources data, quantity and quality of ground water, quantity and quality of surface water and water use. We hope you enjoy learning about water in our region!

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Real-time data:

Streamflow:   AL || AR || LA || MS || TN

Water quality:   AL || AR || LA || MS || TN

Groundwater levels:    AL || AR || LA || MS || TN

Precipitation:    AL || AR || LA || MS || TN

Water use:    AR || LA || MS || TN

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Hydrologic Data at LMG

Hydrologic Data at LMG

We provide current and historical surface-water, groundwater, water quality, water use, and ecological data in various formats (map, graphical, tabular)

Water Data at LMG

Science at LMG

Science at LMG

The Lower Mississippi Water Science Center collects high-quality hydrologic data and conducts unbiased, scientifically sound research on Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee water resources.

Science at LMG

Quick links - Water Conditions for the nation

See current and historical water data for the United States. Here you can find information from floods to droughts for the entire nation.

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USGS WaterWatch - Current Streamflow

USGS WaterWatch - Flood

USGS WaterWatch - Drought

USGS WaterWatch - Past Flow/Runoff

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USGS WaterWatch - Toolkit



Date published: October 9, 2018

USGS: Hurricane surge likely to erode 75% of Florida Panhandle beaches

One-fourth of Florida Panhandle beachfront could be inundated by large storm waves, experts predict

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Michael, visit the USGS Hurricane Michael page at https://usgs.gov/hurricane-michael


Date published: May 31, 2018

USGS Hurricane Response Met Challenges in 2017, Prepares for 2018

No one has a crystal ball to foresee what will happen during the 2018 hurricane season that begins June 1, but NOAA forecasters say there’s a 75 percent chance this hurricane season will be at least as busy as a normal year, or busier.

Date published: March 7, 2018

USGS Flood Experts Respond to High Water in Central, Northeastern U.S.

Crews from the U.S. Geological Survey have been in the field for weeks measuring flooding in the Midwest and in the Mississippi River watershed, and more recently flooding and storm tides on the Northern Atlantic coast, as higher temperatures, heavy rain, snowmelt and nor’easters affected numerous states. 


Year Published: 2018

Lakes and reservoirs—Guidelines for study design and sampling

The “National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data” (NFM) is an online report with separately published chapters that provides the protocols and guidelines by which U.S. Geological Survey personnel obtain the data used to assess the quality of the Nation’s surface-water and groundwater resources. Chapter A10 reviews limnological...

U.S. Geological Survey, 2018, Lakes and reservoirs—Guidelines for study design and sampling: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 9, chap. A10, 48 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm9a10. [Supersedes USGS Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 9, chap. A10, version 1.0]

Year Published: 2017

Putting flow-ecology relationships into practice: A decision-support system to assess fish community response to water-management scenarios

This paper presents a conceptual framework to operationalize flow–ecology relationships into decision-support systems of practical use to water-resource managers, who are commonly tasked with balancing multiple competing socioeconomic and environmental priorities. We illustrate this framework with a case study, whereby fish community responses to...

Cartwright, Jennifer M.; Caldwell, Casey; Nebiker, Steven; Knight, Rodney
Cartwright, J.; Caldwell, C.; Nebiker, S.; Knight, R., 2017, Putting Flow-Ecology Relationships into Practice: A Decision-Support System to Assess Fish Community Response to Water-Management Scenarios. Water: 9(3), 196

Year Published: 2017

Water resources of the Southern Hills regional aquifer system, southeastern Louisiana

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of groundwater in the 10 parishes overlying the Southern Hills regional aquifer system of Louisiana (fig. 1) is critical for water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, residents, and others for stewardship of this...

White, Vincent E.
White, V.E., 2017, Water resources of the Southern Hills regional aquifer system, southeastern Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3010, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173010.