Washington Water Science Center

Data and Tools

The USGS Washington Water Science Center currently operates over 380 data-collection sites in Washington.  The sites collect surface water, groundwater, water quality and meteorological data that are available in real time.  Current and historic data can be retrieved from the National Database called the National Water Information System (NWIS). Many of the links below access this database.

Surface Water

Surface Water

Streamflow measurements are vital to understanding stream conditions. We monitor rivers & streams throughout Washington.

Streamflow Data

Water Quality

Water Quality

Monitoring water quality is important for protecting human and ecosystem health. We monitor rivers, streams, and lakes around the state.

Water-Quality Data



The USGS monitors groundwater levels throughout Washington. The data are used to determine sustainable pumping rates for irrigation and domestic supplies.

Groundwater Data
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Date published: May 1, 2020

Walla Walla County Groundwater Watch

Network wells depicted on the Walla Walla County, WA location map Note: Color shading in the table below indicates multiple wells that plot as a single point on the state location map above. Note: BLS = Water Level in Feet Below Land Surface, RVD = Water Level referenced to a vertical datum

Date published: April 21, 2020

Stream metabolism estimates for the Regional Stream Quality Assessments of the National Water Quality Program, 2013 to 2016

This dataset provides details from stream metabolism models for 20 stream sites in the United States that were sampled as part of the National Water Quality Program's Regional Stream Quality Assessments (RSQA). Metabolism was estimated at each site using the streamMetabolizer package in R. For each of the 20 sites, three files are provided; (1) the input data, which includes conti

Date published: March 5, 2020

Trends in annual peak streamflow quantiles for 2,683 U.S. Geological Survey streamgages in the conterminous United States

Measures used to assess trends in the 10th, 50th, and 90th quantiles of annual peak streamflow from 1916-2015 at 2,683 U.S. Geological Survey stations and within 191 4-digit HUCs in the conterminous United States. Linear quantile regression was applied to the selected quantiles of log-transformed annual peak streamflow to represent trends for a range of flood frequencies from small, commo

Date published: February 21, 2020

Sediment toxicity test endpoints from the U.S. Geological Survey 2014 Southeast Regional Stream Quality Assessment.

These data present the results of sediment toxicity tests conducted by the US Geological Survey's Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) in Columbia, MO, in 2014. The sediments were collected as one part of a larger study on stream quality in Southeastern USA streams during the summer of 2014. For more information on the larger study see- https...

Date published: February 11, 2020

Stormwater Action Monitoring Basin Characteristics

The Stormwater Action Monitoring (SAM) program is a cumulative and regional monitoring effort in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Under the SAM program, the status and trends of water chemistry, sediment chemistry, habitat and biota in small streams and nearshore marine waters in the Puget Lowlands are monitored and documented. As part of recommendations to the program made

Date published: January 3, 2020

Suspended Sediment and Water Temperature Data in the Suiattle River and the Downey Creek Tributary, Washington for select time periods over 2013 - 2017

This data release provides suspended-sediment (concentration and load) and water temperature data for two locations along the Suiattle River (USGS 1217900 and 12188380) and a tributary, Downey Creek (USGS 1217985) in Washington State for partial periods over 2013-2017. Suspended-sediment and water temperature data were collected over two summer seasons from May through September 201

Date published: October 4, 2019

Washington State Groundwater Projects

This application includes information about ongoing or completed groundwater studies in Washington. Included are studies from coastal areas, the densely populated Puget Sound, central and eastern Washington, and cross-boundary areas shared with Canada, Oregon, and Idaho.

Date published: August 30, 2019

Groundwater and Tidal Time-Series Data, Bremerton Naval Complex, Bremerton Washington

This data release includes time series data collected at the Bremerton Naval Complex, Bremerton WA. Groundwater levels and water quality parameters in two monitoring wells were recorded every 15 minutes during a 7-month deployment. Time series data were collected from June 29, 2018, to February 26, 2019. Field deployment details and quality assurance methods are included in the following

Date published: March 4, 2019

Annual Water Data Reports

Annual Water Data Reports were published annually for many decades as static archival products that supplemented direct access to current and historical water data provided by the National Water Information System (NWIS). This site helps users access historical Water Data Reports, electronic Site Data Sheets, or current on-demand, print-ready Water-Year Summaries.

Date published: January 1, 2019

Velocity and Bathymetry surveys of the Columbia River near Northport, Washington, May 2018

Boat-mounted acoustic doppler current profilers (ADCPs) were used to collect velocity data on the Columbia River in a small area near Northport, WA. Velocity surveys were collected during two surveys at high-flow, high-stage conditions in May 2018. Bathymetric data were also collected during one of the surveys using a single-beam echo sounder. The datasets here provide 1) raw ADCP and s

Date published: January 1, 2019

Groundwater, Surface water and Tidal Time Series Data at OU1 Naval Base Kitsap, Keyport, WA

This Data release includes time series data collected at Operable Unit 1, Naval Base Kitsap, Keyport, WA and bounding surface water bodies over a 3 week period from 07/12/2018 to 08/08/2018. Groundwater altitudes in nineteen monitoring wells and surface water altitude and water quality parameters in five surface water bodies were monitored. Time series data were collected covered a

Date published: August 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT model used to simulate groundwater storage changes in the Quincy Basin, Washington

A three-dimensional, groundwater flow model (MODFLOW-NWT) was developed to
examine groundwater storage changes in the Quincy Basin, Washington. The
model was calibrated to conditions from 1920 to 2013. The model was used to
(1) determine the change in groundwater storage from 1920 to 2013 , and
(2) simulate the potential effects of increases in pumping.