National Hydrography

Benefits and Applications

Hydrography Requirements and Benefits Study

Hydrography Requirements and Benefits Study

Hydrography data provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have long been a valuable resource for many organizations. The data have assisted with monitoring water quality and availability, agriculture, flood risk management, environmental health, and coastal processes, among many others. The Hydrography Requirements and Benefits Study (HRBS) was initiated to review and understand current and future user requirements and the associated benefits for improved hydro data. An online questionnaire was completed by over 500 USGS hydrography data users from local, state, federal, and tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, academia, and the private sector.

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Applications

Applications

See some of the Applications featuring National Hydrography. Applications fall in one of these categories: Hydrologic Modeling, Enviromental Protection, Resources Management, Mapping, Emergency Response, & WBD Applications/ HEM Applications.

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