Surface Water Monitoring
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has real-time streamflow data that is recorded every 15-60 minutes. The data is stored onsite and transmitted to USGS offices every 1 to 4 hours.
The USGS provides surface water information for Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. When you click on the dots in the map above, stream flow and forecast information is displayed for the individual station. Flooding and hydrologic drought is also monitored by station and watershed. Historical information can also be found on the site.
The National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) monitors stream flow conditions, provides forecasts, and records observed and forecasted precipitation at river monitoring stations across the country. The website also displays flood warning information, including a list of potential impacts that could be expected to occur locally as river levels rise. The Republican River Basin is specifically found in the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center (MBRFC) area.
The Bureau of Reclamation has links showing the location of lakes and reservoirs in each state. Click on the state below to see information on historic and current reservoir levels, as well as recreation, precipitation, and surface water allocations in your area.