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This is your direct link to all kinds of water resource information. Here you'll find information on Washington's rivers and streams. You'll also find information about groundwater, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems.

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Regional Water Science Issues


Latest River Conditions:
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Water Science in the News

New Online Tool Tracks Water Quality in the Nationís Rivers and Streams
A new USGS online tool provides graphical summaries of nutrients and sediment levels in rivers and streams across the Nation to compare recent water-quality conditions to long-term conditions, download water-quality datasets, and evaluate nutrient loading to coastal areas...(more)

USGS Awards $4 Million to Support Earthquake Early Warning System in California and Pacific Northwest
The USGS has awarded about $4 million this week to four universities, including the University of Washington, to improve the "ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system and put it into production....(more)

GeoGirls Dig Geology at Mount St. Helens
Twenty middle school girls from Washington and Oregon are participating in "GeoGirls," an outdoor program jointly organized by the USGS and the Mount St. Helens Institute....(more)

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SR 530 Landslide - Scientific Information

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