Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF)

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The USGS Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility supports the water-resource monitoring and evaluation efforts of USGS scientists and other Federal agencies by providing quality-assured hydrologic equipment and instrumentation. The HIF also provides training, repairs, calibrations, and testing services through our instrument warehouse and testing laboratories. HIF facilities are available to USGS; other Federal, State, and local agencies; academic facilities; and private industry.

Training at the HIF

Training at the HIF

The HIF offers several hydrologic instrument training courses to USGS as well as other federal and state agencies. Courses provide lectures and hands-on experience with equipment and instruments.

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HIF product catalog

HIF product catalog

The HIF rents and sells quality-assured hydrologic equipment to the USGS and other Federal and State agencies ONLY.

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News

Date published: September 3, 2021

Media Alert: New Flood Warning Gage in Pack Creek near Moab Utah

A new rapid deployment U.S. Geological Survey flood warning gage has been installed in Pack Creek, 9 miles southeast of Moab, Utah, below the June 2021 wildfire burn area.

Publications

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Year Published: 2016

Evaluation of the Storm 3 data logger manufactured by WaterLOG/Xylem Incorporated—Results of bench, temperature, and field deployment testing

The Storm 3 is a browser-based data logger manufactured by WaterLOG/Xylem Incorporated that operates over a temperature range of −40 to 60 degrees Celsius (°C). A Storm logger with no built-in telemetry (Storm3-00) and a logger with built-in cellular modem (Storm3-03) were evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic...

Kunkle, Gerald A.
Kunkle, G.A., 2016, Evaluation of the Storm 3 data logger manufactured by Waterlog/Xylem Incorporated—Results of Bench, Temperature, and Field Deployment Testing: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1054, 9 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161054.

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The effect of suspended sediment and color on ultraviolet spectrophotometric nitrate sensors

Four commercially available ultraviolet nitrate spectrophotometric sensors were evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) to determine the effects of suspended sediment concentration (SSC) and colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) on sensor accuracy. The evaluated sensors were: the Hach NITRATAX plus sc (5...

Snazelle, Teri T.
Snazelle, T.T., 2016, The effect of suspended sediment and color on ultraviolet spectrophotometric nitrate sensors: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 2016−1014, 10 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161014.

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Evaluation of the 8310-N-S manufactured by Sutron–Results of bench, temperature, and field deployment testing

The Sutron 8310-N-S (8310) data collection platform (DCP) manufactured by Sutron Corporation was evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) for conformance to the manufacturer’s specifications for recording and transmitting data. The 8310-N-S is a National Electrical Manufacturers Association (...

Kunkle, Gerald A.
Kunkle, G.A., 2016, Evaluation of the 8310 manufactured by Sutron—Results of bench, temperature, and field deployment testing: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1210, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151210.