Flooded Streamgage on the Gasconade River

Image: Flooded Streamgage on the Gasconade River

Detailed Description

Why did that USGS streamgage go down?! Well, because it got flooded, most likely. As floodwaters rise, sometimes they inundate our streamgages. We repair them as quickly as possible so they get their data back up and running.

In fact, in some instances, we have enough lead time to get the instrumentation in the streamgage as high as possible to prevent it from being flooded. That’s what happened here. This streamgage is on the Gasconade River at Rich Fountain, Missouri.

In late 2015/early 2016 unusually large rainfall in the Upper Mississippi River Valley led to significant flooding in Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. USGS crews responded to the flooding by collecting streamflow and water quality information and providing it to emergency responders.


Image Dimensions: 720 x 960

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Location Taken: Rich Fountain, MO, US