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Water Resources of Nebraska
Welcome to the USGS Web page for the Nebraska Water Science Center (NEWSC). Here you'll find information on Nebraska's rivers and streams, groundwater, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems.
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Sequestration cuts require shutdown of four Nebraska streamgages
An approximately five-percent cut in funding for the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP) for the last half of fiscal year 2013 will result in the shutdown of four streamgages in Nebraska through the remainder of the fiscal year (May 1 - Sept. 30, 2013). Streamgages that will be discontinued include:
The USGS NSIP funds 53 streamgages in Nebraska (30 are partially funded). The National Weather Service also uses all of the streamgages funded by the USGS NSIP in Nebraska as flood forecast data-collection points, so it was difficult to make a selection that minimized all concerns. Out of the 23 streamgages fully funded by the NSIP in Nebraska, these four streamgages were selected to be discontinued because they had comparatively short records, they did not meet additional NSIP goals (compact, border, river-basin accounting, or water-quality networks) had limited impact on collaborating partners, and their discontinuation was least likely to affect public safety.
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