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Why do some real-time streamgaging stations stop transmitting data for extended periods of time?

The USGS usually corrects any equipment or station problems at our streamgages within a few days of their occurrence. Occasionally, replacement parts or equipment might not be readily available, or a station might be inaccessible due to weather conditions.

Most USGS streamgaging stations are operated in cooperation with other agencies. At some stations, the stage transmitting equipment is owned and maintained by other agencies to support their particular public missions. Those agencies might be limited in personnel, parts, or funds to maintain the equipment.

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