USGS REST Web Services

REST is a "URL friendly" way to retrieve data (generally in an XML format) over the web. This service lets you acquire near real-time water data from thousands of sites managed or monitored by the USGS across the country. Readings are usually made every 15 minutes and transmitted hourly. Data is currently available since October 1, 2007. Note: certain operational data is typically restricted to 120 days. A number of flexible filters allow you to find data about sites of common interest easily. Call 1-888-275-8747 for questions.

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Contact Name USGS
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Publication Date
Known Uses of Data
Data Collection Procedures
Data Collection Timeframe
Data Collection Frequency
Preparation Method
Data Publishing Method
Data Publishing Frequency
Data Quality Procedures
Geographic Location
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Data Source
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