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Georgia's Surface-Water Resources and Streamflow Monitoring Network, 2006

Fact Sheet 2006-3084

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) network of 223 real-time monitoring stations, the 'Georgia HydroWatch,' provides real-time water-stage data, with streamflow computed at 198 locations, and rainfall recorded at 187 stations. These sites continuously record data on 15-minute intervals and transmit the data via satellite to be incorporated into the USGS National Water Information System database. These data are automatically posted to the USGS Web site for public dissemination (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/nwis). The real-time capability of this network provides information to help emergency-management officials protect human life and property during floods, and mitigate the effects of prolonged drought. The map at right shows the USGS streamflow monitoring network for Georgia and major watersheds. Streamflow is monitored at 198 sites statewide, more than 80 percent of which include precipitation gages. Various Federal, State, and local agencies fund these streamflow monitoring stations.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Georgia's Surface-Water Resources and Streamflow Monitoring Network, 2006
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2006-3084
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Georgia Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Number of Pages:
2
Time Range Start:
2006-01-01T12:00:00
Time Range End:
2006-12-31T12:00:00