Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government


Click on the button below to find Real-Time Water Data for the states in the Lower Mississippi-Gulf. This includes Streamflow, Water Quality, Groundwater Levels, Precipitation and Water-Use. 

Filter Total Items: 112

Chicot Aquifer System Extent in Southwestern Louisiana, October 2020

The Chicot aquifer system underlies an area of approximately 9,500 mi2 in southwestern Louisiana and is located within the Gulf Coastal Plain physiographic province. The region includes all or parts of 15 parishes -- Vernon, Rapides, Evangeline, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Acadia, St. Landry, Lafayette, St. Martin, Cameron, Iberia, Vermilion, and St. Mary. The Chicot aquifer sys

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Non-Tidal Network Station Catchments

Drainage basins of the 123 Non-Tidal Monitoring Stations in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer datasets of the Hydrogeologic framework of the Red River alluvial aquifer and Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer in northwestern Louisiana

This dataset includes isopach contours showing altitude of freshwater of the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer, control points used to construct the freshwater isopach contours, isopach contours showing altitude of top of the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer, wells used to construct cross sections and isopach contours, hydrogeologic cross section H-H' through S-S' lines, isopach contours showing altitude of the base o

Compilation of estuarine salinity data for sites used in RESTORE Streamflow alteration assessments (ver. 2.0, May 2021)

The presence of salinity in shallow waters influences living resources and habitats within Gulf of Mexico estuaries. The salinity gradient is widely recognized as foundational in maintaining biological diversity and productivity of estuaries. A clear understanding of the factors controlling salinity and its variability in estuarine surface waters is essential for proper stewardship and for sustain

Nutrient loading, flushing rate, and lake morphometry data used to identify trophic states in selected watersheds of the eastern and southeastern United States

For State agencies and other water-resources managers, determining which waterbodies to allocate limited funds for protection and restoration while also maximizing cost benefit is challenging. This data release contains trophic state designations determined from secchi depth, and concentrations of chlorophyll a and microcystin at 232 lakes and reservoirs having a surface area of greater than 0.1 s

Model Inputs and Outputs for Simulating and Predicting the Effects of Climate and Land-Use Changes on Thermal Springs Recharge: A System-Based Coupled Surface-water and Groundwater Model for Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

This data release contains model input and output files for simulating and predicting thermal spring flows at Hot Springs National Park (HOSP), Hot Springs, Arkansas. A three-dimensional hydrogeologic framework of the Hot Springs anticlinorium beneath Hot Springs National Park was constructed to represent the complex hydrogeology of HOSP and surrounding areas to depths exceeding 9,000 feet below g

Nutrient Load Data used to Quantify Regional Effects of Agricultural Best Management Practices: An application of the 2012 SPARROW models for the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast United States

Nitrogen and phosphorus losses from agricultural areas have impacted the water quality of downstream rivers, lakes, and oceans. As a result, investment in the adoption of agricultural best management practices (BMPs) has grown but assessments of their effectiveness at large spatial scales have been sparse. This study applies regional Spatially Referenced Regression On Watershed-attributes (SPARROW

Estimated quantiles of decadal flow-duration curves using selected probability distributions fit to no-flow fractions and L-moments predicted for streamgages and for pour points of level-12 hydrologic unit codes in the southeastern United States, 1950?201

Using previously published (Robinson and others, 2019) no-flow fractions and L-moments of nonzero streamflow from decadal streamflow flow-duration analysis (daily mean streamflow), probability distributions were fit to provide 27 estimated quantiles of decadal flow-duration curves, and hence the probability distributions are a form of parametric modeling that ensures monotonicity of the quantiles

Water withdrawal and consumption estimates for thermoelectric power plants in the United States, 2015 (ver. 1.1, February 2021)

This dataset presents water withdrawal estimates, consumption estimates, and associated information for 1,122 water-using, utility scale thermoelectric power plants in the United States for 2015. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed models to estimate thermoelectric water use based on linked heat-and-water budgets, including thermodynamically plausible ranges of minimum and maximum withdraw

Climate and stage observations and hydrologic model results for Sinking Pond at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Tennessee

This data release includes data-processing scripts, data products, and associated metadata for a study to recalibrate a hydrologic model for Sinking Pond, a 35-hectare seasonally flooded karst depression wetland located at Arnold Engineering Development Complex near Manchester, Tennessee. A hydrologic model for Sinking Pond was originally published by Wolfe and others (2004). That original model u

Machine-learning model predictions and rasters of dissolved oxygen probability, iron concentration, and redox conditions in groundwater in the Mississippi River Valley alluvial and Claiborne aquifers

Groundwater is a vital resource in the Mississippi embayment physiographic region (Mississippi embayment) of the central United States and can be limited in some areas by high concentrations of trace elements. The concentration of trace elements in groundwater is largely driven by oxidation-reduction (redox) processes. Redox processes are a group of biotically driven reactions in which energy is d

Water-quality and grain-size data collected at three sites near the Peason Ridge training area and two sites near the Main Post at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, 2015-2016

In 2015-2016, physicochemical properties and chemical characteristics of stream water, bed sediment, groundwater, and soil were determined in watersheds located outside of, but in proximity to, the Peason Ridge Training Area and Main Post at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk boundaries to document background trace element concentrations. Water samples were analyzed for physicochemi