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Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey are working closely with Tribal leaders around the country to address water availability and water quality issues on Tribal lands. Beyond the practical use of water data, the article below describes how water on Tribal lands often has a significant place in a Tribe’s cultural heritage. Some information on work in Washington, Oklahoma, Arizona and lots of useful links in this news story on the USGS site:
- USGS and Tribes Work Together to Gain Water Knowledge, by Pixie Hamilton and Jon Campbell. (January 22, 2014).
Time once again for a selection of news and new resources that we hope will be an interest to the FGI community. The following posts are from INFOdocket.com (@infofodocket) where we compile and post new items daily. The oldest item in this roundup was posted on January 26, 2012.
You can access real-time water data from the USGS National Water Information System: Web Interface. Data are recorded at 15-60 minute intervals and then transmitted to USGS offices every 1 to 4 hours. During critical events such as flooding and hurricanes, recording and transmission times may be more frequent. Data from real-time sites are relayed to USGS offices via satellite, telephone, and/or radio and are available for viewing within minutes of arrival. Data are collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Data available include stream discharge, water levels, precipitation, and components from water-quality monitors.
Drop down menus and a hot linked map are among the features that make finding and using this data easy.