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Collecting water data for the U.S.

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The USGS collects water data daily across the U.S. using sensors that automatically sample the data at set intervals. We have over 11,000 of these devices, known as gages, in our nationwide network. 

The data from these gages are used in decision-making at all levels, from recreationists to congresspersons. 

Learn more about our streamgaging network.

And check out near real-time water data near you by using the National Water Dashboard.  




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