USGS Current Water Data for the Nation


Water and streamflow data for the nation is collected and recorded within hours of being collected. Tools are in place to create time-series and current conditions tables. There are data options for the groundwater table, streamflow, lake and reservoir table, water quality, and several other pieces of water-related data sets.

Format and Retrieval

There are automated tables as well as an option to build a custom table for current water conditions.

Update Frequency

While the data is updated every few hours, real-time data is provisional and subject to revision. Data points range in frequency from 15 minute intervals to 60 minute intervals.

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The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.