Wyoming Water Science Center
ABOUT THE WYOMING
Welcome to the USGS Wyoming Water Science Center. These pages are your source for water-resource information collected and interpreted by the U.S. Geological Survey in Wyoming. Here you'll find information on Wyoming's rivers and streams. You'll also find information about ground water, 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.
Wyoming Monitoring Networks
The USGS Wyoming Water Science Center continuously monitors surface water, ground water, and water quality parameters across the state. Monitoring sites are operated in cooperation with various local, State, or Federal agencies.
Water-stage and streamflow are continuously monitored by the USGS in Wyoming at 145 sites across the state.
Water levels are continuously monitored by the USGS in Wyoming at 7 sites across the state.
Water-quality conditions are continuously monitored by the USGS in Wyoming at 21 sites across the state.
Hydrologists from the USGS Wyoming Water Science Center are helping operate a network of 18 streamgages in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. This work supports the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research project.
Coupled Real-time Streambank Piezometer and Gaging Station
Hydrologists from the USGS Wyoming Water Science Center are demonstrating the feasibility and utility of including groundwater level and temperature data from shallow streambank piezometers with existing suites of real-time data collected and transmitted at active gaging station.
USGS WaterAlert Service
Now you can receive instant, customized updates about water conditions by subscribing to WaterAlert,a new service from the U.S. Geological Survey. Whether you are watching for floods, interested in recreational activities or concerned about the quality of water in your well, WaterAlert allows you to receive daily or hourly updates about current conditions in rivers, lakes and groundwater when they match conditions of concern to you. See press release for additional information.
Data via GoogleMaps
New Maps Deliver Current Streamflow Conditions
We recently added a Google-Map based Web page to deliver map-based current surface-water resources conditions in Wyoming.
The maps utilize zoom and pan to allow you to focus in on the water-monitoring sites that interest you. The maps show current streamflow as compared to historical records. By hovering your mouse over a site, a popup box shows the most recent stage and streamflow.
Assessment of Ecological Conditions and Potential Effects of Water Produced from Coalbed Natural Gas Development on Biological Communities in Streams of the Powder River Structural Basin, Wyoming and Montana, 2005-08