Nebraska Water Science Center
Water Use: Compilation of water-use data for 5-year periods
Data collected: source (surface water or groundwater, fresh and saline, and total), water-use category, and area type (county).See the data
Data and Tools
Continuous and discrete surface-water, groundwater, and water-quality data are collected to provide long-term hydrologic records critical to investigating hydrology, modeling climate-change, evaluating natural and anthropogenic changes in the hydrologic regime, and providing information on water availability to water managers.
Water-level data used for the maps of water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer for the eight states that overly the aquifer are available. The data files are tab-delimited and provided as zip files. Data are available by year for predevelopment, 1980, and 1995-2013.
Groundwater well networks for Natural Resources Districts in Nebraska. Real-time, continuous, and periodic data are available.
WaterQualityWatch is a USGS web site that provides access to real time water-quality data collected in surface waters throughout the United States as part of the USGS mission to describe water resources. Measurements include streamflow (through WaterWatch) water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and nitrate.
The High Plains Regional Groundwater Level Monitoring Network contains water levels and well information from selected wells measured annually by the USGS and numerous Federal, State, and local water-resources agencies.
Chemical, physical, and biological properties of water, sediment, and tissue samples from Nebraska. Water-quality data are collected as either discrete field measurements or as continuous time-series data from automated recorders that continuously record physical and chemical characteristics including pH, specific conductance, temperature, and dissolved oxygen.
Data from wells, springs, test holes, tunnels, drains, and excavations in Nebraska; well location data includes information such as latitude and longitude, well depth, and aquifer. Groundwater level data are collected and stored as either discrete field-water-level measurements or as continuous time-series data from automated recorders.
Real-time, daily, peak-flow, field measurements, and statistics of current and historical data that describe stream levels, streamflow (discharge), reservoir and lake levels, surface-water quality, and rainfall in Nebraska. Surface-water data are collected and stored as either discrete field-water-level measurements or as continuous time-series data from automated recorders.
The Nebraska Continuous Water-Quality Network is part of USGS WaterQualityWatch. This web site provides maps that track short-term changes in water quality. Temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, nitrate, discharge, chlorophyll, and surrogate data are available.
Real-time computed concentrations of water-quality constituents such as suspended sediment, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus are calculated using ordinary least squares regression models. The results of these models, along with direct water-quality measurements, can be viewed here as time-series graphs, or downloaded as tabular data.
Explore the wells in the USGS Nebraska Water Science Center continuous groundwater level network on Groundwater Watch.