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New USGS Streamgage in San Angelo Assists Water Resource Management

Matt Ball on September 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Water

A newly installed U.S. Geological Survey streamgage on the South Concho River is providing dam operators and downstream users critical information about the river.

Real-time streamflow information from the streamgage will help improve dam and water supply operations, provide valuable water resource information for the City of San Angelo and assist recreationists in planning for camping or hiking activities. The gage is located upstream of Twin Buttes Reservoir near San Angelo, Texas, and the corresponding real-time data is available online.

Streamgages provide continuous scientific data about water height and flow in the nation’s rivers. This real-time information helps decision makers assess the availability and quantity of water supplies. Scientists use this information to understand how natural processes, human activities and climate variability affect streams.

There are more than 500 USGS-operated streamgages in Texas that measure water levels, streamflow, and rainfall. For more than 125 years, the USGS has monitored flow in selected streams and rivers across the U.S. The information is routinely used for water supply and management, monitoring floods and droughts, bridge and road design, determination of flood risk, and for many recreational activities.

Access current streamflow, flood, or drought conditions across the country by visiting USGS WaterWatch.. Receive instant, customized updates about water conditions in your area via text message or email by signing up forUSGS WaterAlert. See where floodwaters go by following a stream trace atStreamer.  View water data on your mobile device. Learn how a USGS streamgage works.

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