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Water priorities for the Nation—The USGS National Water Dashboard

March 2, 2022

The U.S. Geological Survey National Water Dashboard supplies critical information to decision makers, emergency managers, and the public during extreme hydrologic events (such as droughts and floods) and during normal hydrologic conditions. It informs decision making that can help protect lives and property before and during extreme hydrologic events. The National Water Dashboard draws upon the extensive site-specific hydrologic data housed in the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System database ( and also links to the U.S. Geological Survey WaterAlert system, which provides users with instant and customized updates about water conditions. Overall, the National Water Dashboard is part of the U.S. Geological Survey's effort to respond to 21st century science needs.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Water priorities for the Nation—The USGS National Water Dashboard
DOI 10.3133/fs20223003
Authors Mark P. Miller, Thomas E. Burley, Brian E. McCallum
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2022-3003
Index ID fs20223003
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Texas Water Science Center; South Atlantic Water Science Center; WMA - Office of Planning and Programming