USGS Storm Words: Rapid-Deployment Gauge

An explanation of a Rapid-Deployment Gauge, which Is a temporary streamgage designed to be quickly installed to monitor a river.

Detailed Description

The USGS has many missions before, during and after a major storm. Here is an explanation of a word we commonly use with our science.

An explanation of a Rapid-Deployement Gauge which Is a fully functional streamgage designed to be quickly deployed for real-time data monitoring of a stream or river in emergency situations. RDGs are indispensable tools used for flood forecasting by augmenting existing streamgage networks by adding temporary gauges to the network, providing situational awareness and support to emergency managers, and maintaining data flow when permanent streamgage equipment is damaged. RDGs measure meteorological data and river stage, our next storm word.


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