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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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Water Science in the News

Community Flood Protection May Also Help Endangered Salmon to Thrive
Building a river setback levee to reduce the risk of flood for a community may also help endangered fish species to thrive....(more)

New Tool and Knowledge to Aid Columbia Basin Water Managers
Water managers in eastern Washington now have access to the first U.S. Geological Survey computer model of the East Pasco Basin, allowing them to simulate "what-if" groundwater management scenarios....(more)

Theft Shuts Down White River Flood-Warning Station
Theft of equipment shut down an important flood-warning gaging station on the White River near Pacific....(more)

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