Reporters: Accompany a USGS Field Crew as They Monitor Stream Flow and Flooding

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You are invited to join USGS scientists and field technician crews as they collect discharge measurements in rainfall-affected areas.

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
A U.S. Geological Survey field crew uses an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler to measure water velocity on the Truckee River in Reno, Nevada.
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What: The U.S. Geological Survey’s Nevada Water Science Center is hosting a media event Tuesday, January 17 at the USGS streamgage site on the Truckee River near downtown Reno. This streamflow site is significant to the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area and downstream areas. A hydrologic technician will be available for questions and interviews as field crews collect streamflow data at the site, which will be located at the foot bridge near John Champion Park on Kuenzli Street. This streamgage has been in operation since 1906.

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 Nevada’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:   

  • Location:
    • USGS site 10348000, Truckee River at Reno, at the foot bridge near John Champion Park on Kuenzli Street on Jan. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

More Information:

USGS field crews will be making streamflow measurements at the above streamgaging location, and closely monitoring current conditions. 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 Nevada’s first defense in monitoring potential hazards like flooding, flash flooding and landslides.