Upper Midwest Water Science Center


Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Water Science Center website for the water resources of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin. Here you'll find information on rivers and streams, groundwater, water quality, and many other topics.

Photo of a streamgage on a Wisconsin river.

The Upper Midwest Water Science Center (UMid WSC) has the capacity and expertise to collect high-quality hydrologic data and to conduct unbiased, scientifically sound hydrologic investigations about our Nation's water resources, including surface water, groundwater, water quality, and water use.

John Walker WI WSC

We strive to provide exceptional, unbiased hydrologic and earth science to support management decisions that protect and preserve our water resources for future generations.