Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Data and Tools

The Upper Midwest Water Science Center collects, analyzes, and distributes data on a variety of water-related issues and resources. Much of our data is publicly available through the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS):

Surface water:  MI • MN • WI
Groundwater:  MI • MN • WI
Water quality:  MI • MN • WI

Water use:  MI • MN • WI

NWIS site inventory:  MI • MN • WI

Flood Inundation Mapper

Flood Inundation Mapper

USGS Flood Inundation Maps provide information that is critical for flood-response activities, such as evacuations and road closures, as well as for post-flood recovery efforts.

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StreamStats

StreamStats

StreamStats provides analytical tools for water-resources planning, management, engineering, and design purposes. The map-based interface can be used to delineate drainage areas, get basin characteristics and estimates of flow statistics, and more.

StreamStats

USGS Water-Data Quick Links

Explore the sites below to access other USGS water data tools and repositories:

Water Alert

WaterWatch (surface water)

Groundwater Watch

WaterQualityWatch

NWIS Mapper

USGS Water Data web services

Water Quality Portal

Filter Total Items: 146
Date published: May 15, 2020

St. Louis River estuary (Minnesota-Wisconsin) EFDC model scenarios for velocity profiles around Munger Landing, selected years (2012-2019)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ran a series of model scnearios using a predictive, mechanistic, three-dimensional hydrodynamic model for the St. Louis River Estuary (SLRE), Minnesota-Wisconsin. The original SLRE model was developed and p

Date published: May 11, 2020

Periphyton community data within the Lower Grand River hydrologic unit code 10280103, Missouri and Iowa, 2011—2018

This data release includes periphyton sample and taxonomic information collected within the Lower Grand River hydrologic unit code 10280103, Missouri and Iowa, 2011 through 2018. Sample information includes U.S. Geological Survey station name and identification number where the sample was collected, the sample date, if the sample was a replicate sample, and a unique sample identificatio

Date published: May 4, 2020

St. Louis River estuary (Minnesota-Wisconsin) EFDC hydrodynamic model for discharge and temperature simulations: 2016–17

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, developed a predictive, mechanistic, three-dimensional hydrodynamic model for the St. Louis River Estuary (SLRE), Minnesota. This model was developed with Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC), a g

Date published: April 13, 2020

Microbial and chemical contaminant occurrence and concentration in groundwater and surface water proximal to large-scale poultry facilities and poultry litter, 2016

Chemical and biological results, quality assurance and quality control, and method information from groundwater, surface water, and litter samples, collected from nine locations in Iowa and one in Wisconsin in 2016. Thirteen groundwater, nine surface water, four poultry litter, and four QA/QC samples were collected. Samples were analyzed at U.S. Geological Survey laboratories%3

Date published: March 6, 2020

04087088 - Underwood Creek at Wauwatosa, WI - 2018/09/14 GPS Survey

The dataset contains GPS survey data from the first of two surveys conducted after a high flow event on August 20, 2018, at the USGS streamgage 04087088 - Underwood Creek at Wauwatosa, WI. This survey, on September 14, 2018, documents high-water marks. The survey was performed using Topcon GR-5 GPS unit (SN: 851-10007).

Date published: March 6, 2020

04087088 - Underwood Creek at Wauwatosa, WI - 2019/07/17 GPS Survey

The dataset contains GPS survey data from the second of two surveys conducted after a high flow event on August 20, 2018, at the USGS streamgage 04087088 - Underwood Creek at Wauwatosa, WI. This survey, on July 17, 2019, documents cross section geometry. The survey was performed using Trimble R10 RTK GPS unit (SN: 5326439561) and Trimble S7 Robotic Total Station (SN: 3743001

Date published: March 4, 2020

WaterWatch (surface water)

WaterWatch displays maps, graphs, and tables describing real-time, recent, and past streamflow conditions for the United States, including flood and droughts. Real-time information generally is updated on an hourly basis.

Date published: March 4, 2020

Groundwater Watch

Groundwater Watch displays maps, graphs, and tables describing real-time, recent, and historical groundwater data from wells and springs across the United States. Groundwater Watch groups related wells and data from active well networks and provides basic statistics about the water-level data collected by the USGS and from data supplied to us from partners through cooperative agreements.

Date published: March 4, 2020

WaterQualityWatch

WaterQualityWatch provides access to real-time water-quality data collected at more than 2,000 stream sites throughout the United States, including streamflow, water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and nitrate.

Date published: March 4, 2020

WaterNow

The USGS WaterNow service lets users receive current conditions for USGS water-data-collection stations on demand via email or cell-phone text message. The user sends an email or text message containing a USGS current-conditions gaging site number, and will quickly receive a reply with the station's most recent data for one or more of its monitored parameters.

Date published: March 4, 2020

WaterAlert

The U.S. Geological Survey WaterAlert service sends e-mail or text (SMS) messages when certain parameters, as measured by a USGS real-time data-collection station, exceed user-definable thresholds. The development and maintenance of the WaterAlert system is supported by the USGS and its partners, including numerous federal, state, and local agencies.

Date published: March 4, 2020

NWIS Current Water Data (Real-Time Data)

The USGS provides real-time or near-real-time conditions water data at sites across the Nation. Current data typically are recorded at 15- to 60-minute intervals, stored onsite, and then transmitted to USGS offices every 1 to 4 hours, depending on the data relay technique used. Recording and transmission times may be more frequent during critical events.