Here you'll find information on New York's rivers, lakes, and estuaries. You'll also find information about groundwater, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS New York Water Science Center operates the most extensive satellite network of stream- and tide-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems. The USGS provides current ("real-time") stream stage and surface-water, water-quality, and groundwater levels for over 300 sites in New York.
For emergency situations, please contact Gary Firda, Surface Water Specialist at the USGS New York Water Science Center or call our general number (518) 285-5600 and follow the directions to leave voicemail which will be immediately forwarded to a responsible party and responded to as quickly as possible.
NOTICE May 17, 2013 -- A 4.4-magnitude earthquake 19km NNE of Shawville, Ontario, Canada has been felt across upstate New York from Buffalo to the Vermont border.
Further information regarding this event can be found at the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program website.
NOTICE May 1, 2013 -- Funding dropped for USGS monitoring network in the five boroughs of New York City.
Data collection from 197 groundwater stations, 10 surface-water stations, 1 meteorological station, and 131 water-quality stations in the five boroughs of New York and extreme western Nassau County was suspended May 1, 2013 due to elimination of the program by a funding partner. Historic data from these stations will continue to be available on the USGS National Water Information System: Web Interface. A complete list of stations to be discontinued is available at: real-time water data page or map.
For more information or to help support these sites please contact Ron Busciolano (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stephen Terracciano (email@example.com) at the USGS New York Water Science Center, Coram Program Office at (631) 736-0783 or at the emails listed above.
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