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Current streamflow conditions in South Carolina.

Current streamflow conditions map.
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USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State. Washington Oregon California Idaho Nevada Montana Wyoming Utah Colorado Arizona New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Mississippi Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Pennsylvania West Virginia Georgia Florida Caribbean Alaska Hawaii New York Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusetts South Carolina North Carolina Rhode Island Virginia Connecticut New Jersey Maryland-Delaware-D.C.

South Carolina Surface-Water Monitoring Network, 2008

Picture of a water-monitoring site at a lake.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) network in South Carolina provides real-time water-stage, streamflow and precipitation data at 152 stations across the state. These stations record data on 15-minute intervals and transmit the data via satellite to the National Water Information System (NWIS) database. From that database, the data are made publicly available on the USGS NWISWeb ( ). All data from active stations as well as historical datasets are available.

Data from these stations are used in various applications including:

  • Planning, designing, operating and maintaining the nation's water management systems
  • Issuing flood warning to protect lives and reduce property damage
  • Designing highways and bridges
  • Mapping floodplains
  • Recreational uses
  • Monitoring environmental conditions and protecting aquatic habitats
  • Protecting water quality and regulating pollutant discharges
  • Managing water rights and transboundary water issues
  • Education and research

South Carolina Surface-Water Monitoring Network

Map of South Carolina showing locations of surface-water monitoring sites.

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