Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF)

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The U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) supports the water-resource monitoring efforts of USGS scientists and other Federal scientists by providing quality assured hydrologic equipment and instrumentation support to the USGS and other Federal Agencies. 

USGS scientist examines the components of a rain gage instrument.

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 laboratories.

A hydrographer in a wooden cable car lowers a current meter into the stream below.

A brief history of the Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility and the role it has played in USGS water-resource monitoring and science.