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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.

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Field data for evaluation of the LISST-SL2, an in-stream particle-size analyzer, at selected rivers in Washington and Virginia, 2018-20

Measurements of suspended-sediment concentration and particle-size distribution were made in selected rivers located in Washington and Virginia with an in-stream, particle-size analyzer that uses laser-diffraction methods to measure the concentration and size of suspended particles. Measurements were made in 11 rivers from 2018 to 2019 using the LIST-SL2, a second-generation streamlined sensor tha

Daily Nooksack River Basin Nutrient Loading Estimates from 2018 to 2021

The Nooksack River watershed comprises the majority of the Water Resources Inventory Area 1 (WRIA 1) located in Whatcom County in Washington State. From its headwaters in the northwestern Cascade Mountains, the Nooksack River drains approximately 809 square miles, comprising most of western Whatcom County, including agricultural areas and the developed lowlands surrounding the towns of Deming, Eve

Suspended-Sediment Data for the Bogachiel and Calawah Rivers, WA for Water Years 2019-2021

This data release summarizes suspended sediment monitoring results on the Bogachiel (USGS 12042800) and Calawah (USGS 12043000) Rivers between water years 2019 and 2021, based on a combination of continuous turbidity monitoring and discrete suspended-sediment concentration (SSC) measurements. Data and results for each monitoring station were combined into zip files. Each zip file contains:   Summ

Supporting data for streamflow permanence studies in the Huachuca Mountains, Arizona, 2010-2014.

This Data Release provides supporting data to characterize and identify influences of streamflow permanence in headwater streams in the Huachuca Mountains, Arizona, U.S.A. Relative conductivity as a proxy for surface water presence was measured in headwater streams in the Huachuca Mountains from 2010-2014. These data are summarized as mean daily values. Geologic influences on the timing of surface

Soil Water Balance Model of the White River Basin, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA, 1999-2020

This archive documents a Soil Water Balance (SWB) model of the The White River Basin, Washington and immediate surrounding environs. The SWB model is used to estimate surface processes of a water budget including precipitation, interception, evapotranspiration, surface runoff, etc. for the upper White River area from January 1999 - December 2020.

Network Analysis of USGS Streamflow Gages

This data release has a workflow, data, and results of an analysis of the coverage, resolution, and representation of variables related to public interests in streamflow information by the USGS streamflow gaging network that was active in water year 2020. The workflow for the analysis is implemented as scripts and functions in the statistical programming language R. The spatial framework for the a

Water Temperature Mapping of the Skykomish, Snoqualmie, and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers—Longitudinal Stream Temperature Profiles and Airborne Thermal Infrared and RGB Imagery Mosaics

The Skykomish and Snoqualmie River basins in western Washington provide spawning, rearing, and migration habitat for several salmonid species, including Endangered Species Act-listed Chinook salmon, steelhead trout, and bull trout. The production, abundance, distribution, and the health of fish and other aquatic life is strongly influenced by water temperature, which affects their physiology and b

Groundwater Time-Series Data at Operable Unit 1, Naval Base Kitsap, Keyport, Washington

This Data Release includes time series data collected at Operable Unit 1, Naval Base Kitsap, Keyport, WA. Groundwater elevations and water-quality parameters in ten monitoring wells were monitored every 15 minutes over a 3-week period from 10/15/2019 to 11/05/2019, a period that included neap and spring tides. This data set is a re-deployment of sensors that follow the same methods of the previous

Geomorphic Monitoring Associated with the 2020 Pilchuck Dam Removal

The Pilchuck Dam, a low-head dam previously used for water-supply diversion in Snohomish County, Washington was removed from the Pilchuck River in the summer of 2020 after having blocked upstream fish migration for over a century. That removal effort was led by the Tulalip Indian Tribe; the USGS, in collaboration with the tribe, monitored sediment evacuation from the impoundment and downstream cha

Network Analysis of USGS Streamflow Gages

This data release has components of an analysis of the coverage, resolution, and representation of national public interests in streamflow information by the USGS streamflow gaging network that was active in water year 2020. The workflow for the analysis is implemented as scripts and functions in the statistical programming language R. The spatial framework for the analysis is based on from the Na

Longitudinal profiles of water temperature in Mill Creek, Mason County, Washington, measured using fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing (FO-DTS)

This data release contains fiber-optic distributed temperature sensor (FO-DTS) data for three reaches of Mill Creek collected during two deployments between August 20, 2020, and September 4, 2020. Spatially continuous profiles of water temperature were collected with a Sensornet® Oryx DTS FO-DTS. At each of the three reaches, water temperature was spatially averaged over 1.015-meter intervals

Quinault River water temperature and salmon bioenergetics model data

This data release contains the complete set of modeling input and output files for a Heat Source water temperature model and fish bioenergetics model on the lower Quinault River in Washington state. A detailed description of the modeling process, results, and interpretation can be found in the associated primary publication.