Science Focus Areas

  • Hydrologic Monitoring
  • Groundwater Availability
  • Quantity and Variability of Streamflow
  • Water Quality Related to Land Use

Hydrologic Monitoring
Operation of flood-alert systems to protect life and property. Monitoring of streamflow, groundwater levels, water quality, and rainfall to assess freshwater availability.

Groundwater Availability
Development of models to assess effects of climate, land cover, and groundwater withdrawals on freshwater availability.

Quantity and Variability of Streamflow
Development of models to estimate low flows, and flood magnitudes and frequencies.

Water Quality Related to Land Use
Identification of the sources of suspended sediment, nutrients, pesticides, and wastewater indicators in streams.