Reporters: Accompany a USGS field crew as they monitor stream flow and flooding

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The U.S. Geological Survey’s California Water Science Center is hosting a media event Wednesday, Jan. 11 at a USGS streamgage location about 7 miles north of Santa Cruz, California. A hydrologist will be available for interviews as field crews collect streamflow data.

 

What: The U.S. Geological Survey’s California Water Science Center is hosting a media event Wednesday, Jan. 11 at a USGS streamgage location about 7 miles north of Santa Cruz, California. A hydrologist will be available for interviews as field crews collect streamflow data.

 

Topic: You are invited to join USGS scientists and field technician crews as they collect discharge measurements in rainfall-affected areas. The data collected are part of the USGS National Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, a nationwide program that provides hydrologic information essential to monitoring California’s flood risks. The USGS streamgage network provides real-time stream and river conditions that are used by the National Weather Service to issue flood, flash flood, landslide, and other natural hazard warnings and watches to the public.

 

Where and When:   

These are the general locations and times where crews will be measuring:

 

o   Location:

  • USGS site 11160500 San Lorenzo River at Big Trees, Calif., Wednesday Jan. 11, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

 

 

More Information:

USGS field crews will be making streamflow measurements at the above streamgaging locations, and closely monitoring the rising waters. Data collected by USGS streamgages are used to help safeguard lives, protect property, and inform decision making during emergencies such as floods, and provide vital information needed for human health and safety. The USGS Streamgaging Network is California’s first defense in monitoring potential hazards like flooding, flash flooding, and landslides.

 

 

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