USGS Surface-Water Data for the Nation - National Water Information System (NWIS)

Metadata Updated: June 8, 2018

The USGS compiles online access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Metadata Date September 11, 2014
Metadata Created Date December 2, 2017
Metadata Updated Date June 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update EVERY DAY
Frequency Of Update EVERY DAY

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI CKAN Harvest Source

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Image of the National Water Information System NWIS web interface

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 11, 2014
Metadata Created Date December 2, 2017
Metadata Updated Date June 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2014 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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Licence Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to the accuracy of the data and related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of this data, software, or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Data are provisional and subject to revision until they have been thoroughly reviewed and received final approval. Current condition data relayed by satellite or other telemetry are automatically screened to not display improbable values until they can be verified. Provisional data may be inaccurate due to instrument malfunctions or physical changes at the measurement site. Subsequent review based on field inspections and measurements may result in significant revisions to the data. Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences. Information concerning the accuracy and appropriate uses of these data or concerning other hydrologic data may be obtained from the USGS.
Metadata Language
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Spatial Data Service Type
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