New England Water Science Center, Maine Office
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Water Resources of Maine
USGS to Discontinue Streamgages Due to Sequestration: The U.S.Geological Survey (USGS) will discontinue operation of up to 375 streamgages nationwide due to budget cuts as a result of sequestration. Additional streamgages may be affected if partners reduce their funding to support USGS streamgages. The USGS is working to identify which streamgages will be impacted and when, and will post this information as it becomes available. Streamgages are used nationwide to predict and address drought and flood conditions by monitoring water availability. The USGS and over 850 Federal, State, and local agencies cooperatively fund the USGS streamgaging network, which consists of over 8,000 streamgages. When budget fluctuations occur, the network is impacted.
For more information contact Greg Stewart at 207-622-8201 X118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web page for the water resources of Maine; this is your direct link to all kinds of water-resource information. Here you'll find information on Maine'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.
Maine Data Highlights
2010 Water Data Report Now Available
The 2010 USGS Water Data Report is now available to provide a snapshot of water conditions for a given year. The report includes text and map interfaces that can be used to identify and access an area of interest, locate sites where water data were collected for various Water Years
Instantaneous Data Archive (IDA)
The Instantaneous Data Archive makes available as much intra-day streamflow data and historical instantaneous data continuous (measurements from every 5 to every 60 minutes), as possible, often several years' worth of data.
Ft. Kent, Maine Flood Inundation Mapping - This Google Map interface to flood inundation maps developed for Fort Kent, Maine depicts estimates of the areal extent and depth of flooding corresponding to selected water levels (gage heights) at the USGS streamgage, St. John River below Fish River at Fort Kent, Maine (station 01014000) and the USGS streamgage, Fish River near Fort Kent, Maine (station 01013500). Current gage heights at these USGS streamgages may be obtained on the Internet at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/me/nwis/current/?type=flow. Forecasted peak-gage-height information, available from the National Weather Service, may be used in conjunction with these maps to show predicted areas of flood inundation.
The New England Water Science Center, Maine Office produces publications about water resources.
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1256
U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5080
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013-3021
U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5290
U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5205
Real-Time Air Temperatures via Google Maps
New Maps Deliver Current Air TemperaturesWe recently added a Google-Map based Web page to deliver map-based current surface-water-resources conditions in Maine.
(References to non-U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) products do not constitute an endorsement by the DOI. By viewing the Google Maps API on this web site the user agrees to these TERMS of Service set forth by Google.)
The maps utilize zoom and pan to allow you to focus in on the sites that interest you. The maps show current air temperatures. By hovering your mouse over a site, a popup box shows the most recent stage and streamflow.