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USGS WaterAlert System - "Can you hear me now"

Published by Dave Kile [dkile] on 07/07/2010 (8295 reads)
The USGS has been sharing a very cool and useful online database for many years that provides real-time stream flow conditions for many years. This web-based system provides timely details for many streams across the country with almost hourly updates being sent from radio and satellite transmissions to the USGS Water Watch web site.

rtextA truly invaluable tool for me and has helped determined many a trip especially during heavy spring rains.

The U.S. Geological Survey WaterAlert service now can send e-mail or text messages from the system. The WaterAlert system is supported through the USGS Cooperative Water Program, the USGS National Streamflow Information Program, and by USGS data-collection partners.

Real-time data from USGS gages are transmitted via satellite or other ways to USGS offices at various intervals; in most cases, once every 1 or 4 hours. Emergency transmissions, such as during floods, may be more frequent. Notifications will be based on the data received at these site-dependent intervals.

Thanks Bruno for the scoop.
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Published: 2010/7/7 19:17  Updated: 2010/7/7 19:17
Joined: 10/02/2006
From: Greensburg, Westmoreland Co.
Comments: 298
 Re: USGS WaterAlert System - "Can you hear me now"
Don't have e-mail or a browser with you on an extended fishing trip? Not to worry. Now, from the folks who brought you WaterAlert there's "StreaMail"! Just text to with the station number (7 digit with leading zeros) of your favorite stream in the subject line. The USGS will text you back the current gauge height and flow (CFS).

Published: 2010/7/7 22:59  Updated: 2010/7/7 22:59
Joined: 09/08/2006
Comments: 1745
 Re: USGS WaterAlert System - "Can you hear me now"
Thank you for the additional information.
Published: 2010/7/10 18:08  Updated: 2010/7/10 18:09
Joined: 09/15/2006
From: Denver, Colorado
Comments: 11
 Re: USGS WaterAlert System - "Can you hear me now"
That is so cool. I can't tell you how useful that is going to be for me for Spring and Fall Steelhead and Salmon. I can see it now... lousy day at work, e-mail that the river just dropped to fishable levels.... cough cough - Fish on!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published: 2010/7/13 22:24  Updated: 2010/7/13 22:24
Joined: 10/02/2006
From: Greensburg, Westmoreland Co.
Comments: 298
 Re: USGS WaterAlert System - "Can you hear me now"
US Geological Survey Site Codes
"Text the Site Code to """" for current level and flow"

Site Code Station Name
03049640 "Allegheny R at Lock and Dam No. 3 at Acmetonia, PA"
03010500 "Allegheny River at Eldred, PA"
03025500 "Allegheny River at Franklin, PA"
03012550 "Allegheny River at Kinzua Dam, PA"
03036500 "Allegheny River at Kittanning, PA"
03039040 "Allegheny River at Lock & Dam 5 near Freeport, PA"
03039035 "Allegheny River at Lock & Dam 6 at Clinton, PA"
03049500 "Allegheny River at Natrona, PA"
03031500 "Allegheny River at Parker, PA"
03007800 "Allegheny River at Port Allegany, PA"
03016000 "Allegheny River at West Hickory, PA"
03039036 "Allegheny River below Lock & Dam 6 at Clinton, PA"
03015310 "Allegheny River bl Conewango Creek at Warren, PA"
03039041 "Allegheny River bl Lock & Dam 5 near Freeport, PA"
03033000 "Allegheny River near Rimer, PA"
01450500 "Aquashicola Creek at Palmerton, PA"
01564512 "Aughwick Creek near Shirleysburg, PA"
01564500 "Aughwick Creek near Three Springs, PA"
01547500 "Bald Eagle Creek at Blanchard, PA"
01557500 "Bald Eagle Creek at Tyrone, PA"
01547200 "Bald Eagle Creek bl Spring Creek at Milesburg, PA"
01548005 "Bald Eagle Creek near Beech Creek Station, PA"
03107500 "Beaver River at Beaver Falls, PA"
03105500 "Beaver River at Wampum, PA"
01547950 "Beech Creek at Monument, PA"
01573849 "Bermudian Creek at Oxford Road nr Heidlersburg, PA"
01569460 "Big Spring Creek at Big Spring, PA"
15765195 "Big Spring Run near Mylin Corners, PA"
01480400 "Birch Run near Wagontown, PA"
01567500 "Bixler Run near Loysville, PA"
03042000 "Blacklick Creek at Josephine, PA"
01549500 "Blockhouse Creek near English Center, PA"
04213075 "Brandy Run near Girard, PA"
01481000 "Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, PA"
01480638 "Broad Run at Northbrook, PA"
01442500 "Brodhead Creek at Minisink Hills, PA"
01440400 "Brodhead Creek near Analomink, PA"
03015500 "Brokenstraw Creek at Youngsville, PA"
03049000 "Buffalo Creek near Freeport, PA"
01439500 "Bush Kill at Shoemakers, PA"
01446775 "Bushkill Creek ab Rt 33 bridge at Tatamy, PA"
01446776 "Bushkill Creek bl SR2017 bridge at Tatamy, PA"
03079000 "Casselman River at Markleton, PA"
03085500 "Chartiers Creek at Carnegie, PA"
01477000 "Chester Creek near Chester, PA"
01553700 "Chillisquaque Creek at Washingtonville, PA"
03029500 "Clarion River at Cooksburg, PA"
03028500 "Clarion River at Johnsonburg, PA"
03029000 "Clarion River at Ridgway, PA"
03030500 "Clarion River near Piney, PA"
01541500 "Clearfield Creek at Dimeling, PA"
01475530 "Cobbs Cr at U.S. Hghwy No. 1 at Philadelphia, PA"
01475548 "Cobbs Creek at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia"
01574500 "Codorus Creek at Spring Grove, PA"
01575500 "Codorus Creek near York, PA"
03041029 "Conemaugh River at Minersville, PA"
03041500 "Conemaugh River at Seward, PA"
03044000 "Conemaugh River at Tunnelton, PA"
01576754 "Conestoga River at Conestoga, PA"
01576500 "Conestoga River at Lancaster, PA"
03015000 "Conewango Creek at Russell, PA"
03106000 "Connoquenessing Creek near Zelienople, PA"
01570000 "Conodoguinet Creek near Hogestown, PA"
01516500 "Corey Creek near Mainesburg, PA"
01519200 "Cowanesque River at Elkland, PA"
01518862 "Cowanesque River at Westfield, PA"
01520000 "Cowanesque River near Lawrenceville, PA"
01518420 Crooked Cr bl Catlin Hollow at Middlebury Center
03039000 Crooked Creek at Crooked Creek Dam near Ford City
03038000 "Crooked Creek at Idaho, PA"
01475850 "Crum Creek near Newtown Square, PA"
03049646 "Deer Creek near Dorseyville, PA"
01446500 Delaware River at Belvidere NJ
01462000 Delaware River at Lambertville NJ
01438500 Delaware River at Montague NJ
01457500 Delaware River at Riegelsville NJ
01463500 Delaware River at Trenton NJ
01446995 Delaware River at US Route 22 at Phillipsburg NJ
01440200 Delaware River near Delaware Water Gap Pa
01543000 "Driftwood Br Sinnemahoning Cr at Sterling Run, PA"
03072000 "Dunkard Creek at Shannopin, PA"
01560000 "Dunning Creek at Belden, PA"
01429500 "Dyberry Creek near Honesdale, PA"
01494850 "East Branch Big Elk Creek at Forestville, PA"
01480870 "East Branch Brandywine Creek below Downingtown, PA"
01480700 "East Branch Brandywine Creek near Downingtown, PA"
01472620 "East Branch Perkiomen Creek near Dublin, PA"
01472810 "East Branch Perkiomen Creek near Schwenksville, PA"
01478120 "East Branch White Clay Creek at Avondale, PA"
01555500 "East Mahantango Creek near Dalmatia, PA"
03027500 "EB Clarion River at EB Clarion River Dam, PA"
01544000 "First Fork Sinnemahoning Cr near Sinnemahoning, PA"
01543700 "First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek at Wharton, PA"
01539000 "Fishing Creek near Bloomsburg, PA"
01467087 "Frankford Creek at Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA"
01556000 "Frankstown Br Juniata River at Williamsburg, PA"
03023100 "French Creek at Meadville, PA"
03024000 "French Creek at Utica, PA"
01472157 "French Creek near Phoenixville, PA"
03021520 "French Creek near Union City, PA"
03021350 "French Creek near Wattsburg, PA"
03049819 "Girtys Run above Grant Avenue at Millvale, PA"
03015317 "Grunder Run near Jackson Crossing, PA"
03015540 "Hedgehog Run in Allegheny Nat Forest nr Althom, PA"
01452000 "Jordan Creek at Allentown, PA"
01451800 "Jordan Creek near Schnecksville, PA"
01559000 "Juniata River at Huntingdon, PA"
01564895 "Juniata River at Lewistown, PA"
01563500 "Juniata River at Mapleton Depot, PA"
01567000 "Juniata River at Newport, PA"
01544500 "Kettle Creek at Cross Fork, PA"
01545000 "Kettle Creek near Westport, PA"
03011800 "Kinzua Creek near Guffey, PA"
01565000 "Kishacoquillas Creek at Reedsville, PA"
03048500 "Kiskiminetas River at Vandergrift, PA"
01534860 "Lackawanna R bl Leggetts Creek at Scranton, PA"
01534500 "Lackawanna River at Archbald, PA"
01536000 "Lackawanna River at Old Forge, PA"
01534300 "Lackawanna River near Forest City, PA"
01431500 "Lackawaxen River at Hawley, PA"
01432110 "Lackawaxen River at Rowland, PA"
01430000 "Lackawaxen River near Honesdale, PA"
03080000 "Laurel Hill Creek at Ursina, PA"
03079600 "Laurel Hill Creek near Bakersville, PA"
01447800 Lehigh R bl Francis E Walter Res nr White Haven PA
01453000 "Lehigh River at Bethlehem, PA"
01454700 "Lehigh River at Glendon, PA"
01449000 "Lehigh River at Lehighton, PA"
01447500 "Lehigh River at Stoddartsville, PA"
01451000 "Lehigh River at Walnutport, PA"
01569800 "Letort Spring Run near Carlisle, PA"
03044810 "Linn Run at Linn Run State Park near Rector, PA"
01439590 "Little Bush Kill at Edgemere, PA"
03041000 "Little Conemaugh River at East Conemaugh, PA"
01558000 "Little Juniata River at Spruce Creek, PA"
01451650 Little Lehigh Creek at Tenth St. Br. at Allentown
01451500 "Little Lehigh Creek near Allentown, PA"
03034500 "Little Mahoning Creek at McCormick, PA"
01464907 Little Neshaminy C at Valley Road nr Neshaminy PA
03049800 "Little Pine Creek near Etna, PA"
01469500 "Little Schuylkill River at Tamaqua, PA"
03102500 "Little Shenango River at Greenville, PA"
03085947 "Lowries Run at Camp Horne near Emsworth, PA"
03045000 "Loyalhanna Creek at Kingston, PA"
03047000 "Loyalhanna Creek at Loyalhanna Dam, PA"
01552000 "Loyalsock Creek at Loyalsockville, PA"
01550000 "Lycoming Creek near Trout Run, PA"
01550500 "Lycoming Creek near Williamsport, PA"
03036000 "Mahoning Creek at Mahoning Creek Dam, PA"
03034000 "Mahoning Creek at Punxsutawney, PA"
01471875 "Manatawny Creek near Spangsville, PA"
01547700 "Marsh Creek at Blanchard, PA"
01480685 "Marsh Creek near Downingtown, PA"
01480675 "Marsh Creek near Glenmoore, PA"
01452500 "Monocacy Creek at Bethlehem, PA"
03063000 "Monongahela R at Lock & Dam 8, at Pnt Marion, PA"
03085152 Monongahela R at Point State Park at Pittsburgh
03075000 "Monongahela River at Charleroi, PA"
03075070 "Monongahela River at Elizabeth, PA"
03072655 "Monongahela River near Masontown, PA"
03085956 "Montour Run at Scott Station near Imperial, PA"
01571184 "Mountain Creek near Pine Grove Furnace, PA"
03106300 "Muddy Creek near Portersville, PA"
01553005 "Muncy Creek near Muncy, PA"
01552500 "Muncy Creek near Sonestown, PA"
01464645 "NB Neshaminy Cr bl Lake Galena nr New Britain, PA"
01464720 "NB Neshaminy Creek at Chalfont, PA"
01531250 "NB Sugar Creek Trib near Columbia Cross Roads, PA"
01465500 "Neshaminy Creek near Langhorne, PA"
01465200 "Neshaminy Creek near Penns Park, PA"
01464750 "Neshaminy Creek near Rushland, PA"
03085049 "Nine Mile Run near Swissvale, PA"
01578475 "Octoraro Creek near Richardsmere, MD"
03108490 "Ohio R ab Montgomery Dam & Locks at Ohioview, PA"
03085734 Ohio River at Emsworth Dam Lower Pool @ Emsworth
03086000 "Ohio River at Sewickley, PA"
03020500 "Oil Creek at Rouseville, PA"
03010655 "Oswayo Creek at Shinglehouse, PA"
01555000 "Penns Creek at Penns Creek, PA"
01467048 "Pennypack Cr at Lower Rhawn St Bdg, Phila., PA"
14670413 "Pennypack Creek at Bethayres, PA"
01467031 "Pennypack Creek at Horsham, PA"
01467042 "Pennypack Creek at Pine Road, at Philadelphia, PA"
01467039 "Pennypack Creek near Willow Grove, PA"
01467036 "Pennypack Creek trib at Hatboro, PA"
01576787 "Pequea Creek at Martic Forge, PA"
01472198 "Perkiomen Creek at East Greenville, PA"
01473000 "Perkiomen Creek at Graterford, PA"
01548500 "Pine Creek at Cedar Run, PA"
03049807 "Pine Creek at Grant Avenue at Etna, PA"
01549700 "Pine Creek bl L Pine Creek near Waterville, PA"
03049658 "Plum Creek at Milltown, PA"
01441495 "Pocono Creek ab Wigwam Run near Stroudsburg, PA"
01449800 "Pohopoco Cr bl Beltzville Dam nr Parryville, PA"
01449360 "Pohopoco Creek at Kresgeville, PA"
01465798 "Poquessing Creek at Grant Ave. at Philadelphia, PA"
03108000 "Raccoon Creek at Moffatts Mill, PA"
01563200 "Rays Br Juniata R bl Rays Dam nr Huntingdon, PA"
01562000 "Raystown Branch Juniata River at Saxton, PA"
01559790 "Raystown Branch Juniata River at Wolfsburg, PA"
01479820 "Red Clay Creek near Kennett Square, PA"
03032500 "Redbank Creek at St. Charles, PA"
03074500 "Redstone Creek at Waltersburg, PA"
01476480 "Ridley Creek at Media, PA"
03085213 "Sawmill Run at Duquesne Heights nr Pittsburgh, PA"
01470500 "Schuylkill River at Berne, PA"
01468500 "Schuylkill River at Landingville, PA"
01473500 "Schuylkill River at Norristown, PA"
01474500 "Schuylkill River at Philadelphia, PA"
01472000 "Schuylkill River at Pottstown, PA"
01471510 "Schuylkill River at Reading, PA"
03026500 "Sevenmile Run near Rasselas, PA"
03101500 "Shenango River at Pymatuning Dam, PA"
03103500 "Shenango River at Sharpsville, PA"
03102850 "Shenango River near Transfer, PA"
01568000 "Sherman Creek at Shermans Dale, PA"
01543500 "Sinnemahoning Creek at Sinnemahoning, PA"
03106500 "Slippery Rock Creek at Wurtemburg, PA"
01546400 "Spring Creek at Houserville, PA"
01547100 "Spring Creek at Milesburg, PA"
01546500 "Spring Creek near Axemann, PA"
01558098 "Spruce Creek near Spruce Creek, PA"
03049676 "Squaw Run at Old Freeport Road near Blawnox, PA"
03040000 "Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA"
01553990 "Susquehanna River above Dam at Sunbury, PA"
01538700 "Susquehanna River at Bloomsburg, PA"
01540500 "Susquehanna River at Danville, PA"
01570500 "Susquehanna River at Harrisburg, PA"
01576000 "Susquehanna River at Marietta, PA"
01533400 "Susquehanna River at Meshoppen, PA"
01554000 "Susquehanna River at Sunbury, PA"
01531500 "Susquehanna River at Towanda, PA"
01536500 "Susquehanna River at Wilkes-Barre, PA"
01573000 "Swatara Creek at Harper Tavern, PA"
01573600 "Swatara Creek at Middletown, PA"
01573560 "Swatara Creek near Hershey, PA"
01572190 "Swatara Creek near Inwood, PA"
01572025 "Swatara Creek near Pine Grove, PA"
01440485 "Swiftwater Creek at Swiftwater, PA"
01467086 "Tacony Creek ab Adams Avenue, Philadelphia, PA"
03084800 "Thompson Run at Turtle Creek, PA"
01518700 "Tioga River at Tioga Junction, PA"
01518000 "Tioga River at Tioga, PA"
01516350 "Tioga River near Mansfield, PA"
03020000 "Tionesta Creek at Tionesta Creek Dam, PA"
01447720 "Tobyhanna Creek near Blakeslee, PA"
01459500 "Tohickon Creek near Pipersville, PA"
01613050 "Tonoloway Creek near Needmore, PA"
01532000 "Towanda Creek near Monroeton, PA"
01470960 Tulpehocken Cr at Blue Marsh Damsite near Reading
01470779 "Tulpehocken Creek near Bernville, PA"
01471000 "Tulpehocken Creek near Reading, PA"
01447680 "Tunkhannock Creek near Long Pond, PA"
01534000 "Tunkhannock Creek near Tunkhannock, PA"
03084698 "Turtle Creek at Wilmerding, PA"
01566000 "Tuscarora Creek near Port Royal, PA"
03042500 "Two Lick Creek at Graceton, PA"
01473169 Valley Creek at PA Turnpike Br near Valley Forge
01553240 "W Br Susquehanna River at West Milton, PA"
01542810 "Waldy Run near Emporium, PA"
04213152 "Walnut Creek Upstream Pool, near Erie, PA"
01538000 "Wapwallopen Creek near Wapwallopen, PA"
01549760 "WB Susquehanna River at Jersey Shore, PA"
01542500 "WB Susquehanna River at Karthaus, PA"
01545800 "WB Susquehanna River at Lock Haven, PA"
01551500 "WB Susquehanna River at Williamsport, PA"
01541200 "WB Susquehanna River near Curwensville, PA"
01480500 "West Branch Brandywine Creek at Coatesville, PA"
01480617 "West Branch Brandywine Creek at Modena, PA"
01480300 "West Branch Brandywine Creek near Honey Brook, PA"
03028000 "West Branch Clarion River at Wilcox, PA"
01429000 "West Branch Lackawaxen River at Prompton, PA"
01428750 "West Branch Lackawaxen River near Aldenville, PA"
01472199 "West Branch Perkiomen Creek at Hillegass, PA"
01541000 "West Branch Susquehanna River at Bower, PA"
01541303 "West Branch Susquehanna River at Hyde, PA"
01553500 "West Branch Susquehanna River at Lewisburg, PA"
01545500 "West Branch Susquehanna River at Renovo, PA"
01573825 "West Conewago Creek at East Berlin, PA"
01574000 "West Conewago Creek near Manchester, PA"
01478245 "White Clay Creek near Strickersville, PA"
01601000 "Wills Creek below Hyndman, PA"
01473900 "Wissahickon Creek at Fort Washington, PA"
01474000 "Wissahickon Creek at Mouth, Philadelphia, PA"
03022540 "Woodcock Creek at Blooming Valley, PA"
03022554 "Woodcock Creek at Woodcock Creek Dam, PA"
01571500 "Yellow Breeches Creek near Camp Hill, PA"
03042280 "Yellow Creek near Homer City, PA"
03082500 "Youghiogheny River at Connellsville, PA"
03081500 "Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, PA"
03083500 "Youghiogheny River at Sutersville, PA"
03077500 "Youghiogheny River at Youghiogheny River Dam, PA"
03081000 "Youghiogheny River below Confluence, PA"
01545600 "Young Womans Creek near Renovo, PA"

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