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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:
Statewide Streamflow Table
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Water Science in the News

Record Washington drought hampering river monitoring (video)
KING-TV, Seattle--The Skagit River is one of Western Washington's largest, but it's now running so low hydrographers are putting in more modern sensors to better calculate the slow flows....(more)

Seeing into Water in New Ways: Winners of the "Visualizing Nutrients Challenge"
First Place award: $10,000...The ultimate goal is to inspire citizens to take action at the watershed level to reduce nutrient pollution and help prevent algal blooms that cause low oxygen levels in water....(more)

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)

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SR 530 Landslide - Scientific Information

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