Virginia Water Science Center
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Water Resources of Virginia
NOTICE March 5, 2013—USGS to Discontinue Streamgages Due to Sequestration: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will discontinue operation of up to 375 streamgages nationwide due to budget cuts as a result of sequestration. Additional streamgages may be affected if partners reduce their funding to support USGS streamgages. The USGS is working to identify which streamgages will be impacted and will post this information as it becomes available. Streamgages are used nationwide to predict and address drought and flood conditions by monitoring water availability. The USGS and over 850 Federal, State, and local agencies cooperatively fund the USGS streamgaging network, which consists of over 8,000 streamgages. When budget fluctuations occur, the network is impacted. Specific impacts to the Virginia real-time network currently are not known.
Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web page for the water resources of Virginia; this is your direct link to all kinds of water-resource information. Here you'll find information on Virginia's rivers and streams. You'll also find information about groundwater, water quality, and many other topics.
Current Hydrological Conditions in Virginia
USGS StreaMail is a system for accessing real-time river stage and streamflow from hand-held wireless devices, such as cell phones and Blackberries. All you have to do is send an email or text message to "firstname.lastname@example.org" and use a USGS station number in the "Subject" line. In a few minutes you'll get back an email with the most recent stage and streamflow.
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