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Welcome to the “new” Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana  Water Science Center. In October 2017, the three Water Science Centers were merged to become one "Integrated" Science Center. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals by providing water quantity and quality information, as well as scientific tools and understanding, when and where they are needed by citizens, businesses, and public officials.

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Flood Inundation Maps

Flood Inundation Maps

A Flood-Inundation Map is a visual tool that provides emergency management personnel and local residents with critical information for flood response activities such as evacuations, road closures, and post flood recovery efforts.

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Current Conditions Map

Current Conditions Map

Current Water Conditions Dashboard features real-time information for Groundwater, Surface Water, and Water-Quality sites for Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Access the Data

Current Data

This data was formerly known to most as the "Realtime Data" in table format. Although the format has not changed, we now refer to it as "Current Conditions".

Ohio Current Streamflow Data

Kentucky Current Streamflow Data

Indiana Current Streamflow Data

Ohio Current Groundwater Data

Kentucky Current Groundwater Data

Indiana Current Groundwater Data

Current Water Quality Data

Mobile Water Data

News

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Newsletter Logo
March 12, 2018

Thanks for viewing this first version of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center Newsletter. I use this format a few times a year to highlight U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) activities and water-related science going on at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center (OKI WSC). 

 

USGS measures discharge at the Ohio River at Olmsted Lock and Dam
March 7, 2018

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. 

Map image of Ohio Kentucky Indiana WSC
November 1, 2017

The 6th annual USGS OH-KY-IN annual cooperator meeting was held on October 24 in Indiana and on October 26 in Kentucky. The partners in attendance represented federal, state, and local agenices, as well as universities that partner with US Geological Survey.

Publications

Year Published: 2017

Maps and grids of hydrogeologic information created from standardized water-well drillers’ records of the glaciated United States

As part of the National Water Availability and Use Program established by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 2005, this study took advantage of about 14 million records from State-managed collections of water-well drillers’ records and created a database of hydrogeologic properties for the glaciated United States. The water-well drillers’...

Bayless, E. Randall ; Arihood, Leslie D.; Reeves, Howard W.; Sperl, Benjamin J.S.; Qi, Sharon L.; Stipe, Valerie E.; Bunch, Aubrey R.
Bayless, E.R., Arihood, L.D., Reeves, H.W., Sperl, B.J.S., Qi, S.L., Stipe, V.E., and Bunch, A.R., 2017, Maps and grids of hydrogeologic information created from standardized water-well drillers’ records of the glaciated United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5105, 34 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20155105.

Year Published: 2016

Science to support the understanding of Ohio's water resources, 2016-17

Ohio’s water resources support a complex web of human activities and nature—clean and abundant water is needed for drinking, recreation, farming, and industry, as well as for fish and wildlife needs. Although rainfall in normal years can support these activities and needs, occasional floods and droughts can disrupt streamflow, groundwater, water...

Shaffer, Kimberly; Kula, Stephanie P.; Shaffer, Kimberly; Kula, Stephanie P.
Shaffer, K.H., and Kula, S.P., 2016, Science to support the understanding of Ohio's water resources, 2016-17: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3087, 8 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163087.

Year Published: 2016

Flood inundation maps for the Wabash River at New Harmony, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 3.68-mile reach of the Wabash River extending 1.77 miles upstream and 1.91 miles downstream from streamgage 03378500 at New Harmony, Indiana, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed...

Fowler, Kathleen K.
Fowler, K.K., 2016, Flood-inundation maps for the Wabash River at New Harmony, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5119, 14 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165119.