USGS WaterAlert System

Cape May, N.J. gage station. Courtesy USGS.

The WaterAlert system from the USGS is  useful new feature for professionals and public alike. Users can receive an e-mail or text message (hourly or daily) when selected parameters collected at USGS station exceed user-defined thresholds. Real-time data from the USGS gages is sent at various intervals, generally once every 1 to four hours to USGS offices. Notifications are based on the site dependent intervals for the data of interest.

Four data types can be subscribed and alerts sent for the following parameters depending on station:

Surface water: Discharge and Gage Height

Groundwater: Water Level, Below LSD (ft)

Water Quality: Temperature

Total Precipitation: 1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 24 hours

For each data type, the following threshold conditions can be set:

Threshold conditions:

  • Greater than
  • Less than
  • Outside a range
  • Inside a range
Published in: on May 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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