Nebraska Water Science Center
Water Information and Data
Annual Data Reports (Water Resources Data series)
Water resources data were published annually for many decades for use by engineers, scientists, managers, educators, and the general public. These static archival products supplemented direct access to current and historical water data provided by the National Water Information System (NWIS). Beginning with Water Year 2006 and ending with Water Year 2013, annual water data reports are available as individual electronic Site Data Sheets for the entire Nation for retrieval, download, and localized printing on demand. From 1962 until 2005, reports were published by State as paper documents, although most reports since the mid-1990s are also available in electronic form through this web page. Reports prior to Water Year 1961 were published in occasional USGS Water-Supply Papers and other reports.
NOTE: The Annual Water Data Reports web site is being archived and transferred to a new, automated delivery mechanism. Previous search capabilities for obtaining Water Year 2006 through 2013 documents from this site have not yet been restored.
Water Use Database
Water Use for Nebraska, 2005
USGS Data Collection Network
The U.S. Geological Survey currently operates about 440 data collection sites in Nebraska for acquiring information on surface-water, ground-water, water-quality, and precipitation. About 132 of the sites with satellite telemetry provide real-time data via GOES satellites and downlinks, which enables the posting of data to the Web for public dissemination.
Hydrologic data collected by the USGS are published in the annual hydrologic data reports for Nebraska, or in interpretive reports. Most of the data are also available on the Web through the USGS National Water Information System NWISWeb server.
In order to help you locate data and reports, we have created Web pages of publications with specific data types.
You can also ask questions and request data or reports from our Public Information Officer.