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U. S GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Louisiana Water Science Center Louisiana HydroWatch.

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1 U. S GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Louisiana Water Science Center Louisiana HydroWatch

2 Water Resources Mission To provide reliable, impartial, timely information that is needed to understand the Nations water resources.

3 USGS Streamgaging Network One of the primary responsibilities of the U.S. Geological Survey is the collection and analysis of hydrologic data.

4 Louisiana HydroWatch Over 225 near-real time stations equipped with GOES radio. HydroWatch operation Centers in Baton Rouge and Ruston.

5 Louisiana HydroWatch Internet Sites Sources: U.S. Geological Survey U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

6 Louisiana HydroWatch Cooperating Agencies Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Amite River Basin Commission East Ascension Consolidated Gravity District No. 1 Caddo/Bossier Office of Emergency Preparedness East Baton Rouge Parish St. Tammany Parish Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District Tangipahoa Parish Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District

7 Louisiana HydroWatch Gaging Station Parameters n n Water - - Surface Stage n n Precipitation n n Wind Speed and Direction n n Multiple Atmospheric Parameters n n Multiple Water - - Quality Parameters

8 USGS Gage GOES Satellite DOMSAT Satellite Wallops Is., VA DRGS Baton Rouge, LA LRGS USGS Website GOES Radio Transmission Path

9 USGS Streamgaging Network Typically the data is collected in 15-minute, 30-minute, or one hour intervals, but can be collected on any interval required. The data is transmitted thru the GOES satellite to our office on 1-hr or 4-hr intervals, depending on the baud rate of the transmitter. The data may be transmitted on a random interval once certain threshold limits are reached.

10 Louisiana Water Science Center Website address is: Note: The NWS has access to all real-time data

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27 For more information contact: Charles R. Demas Director, Louisiana Water Science Center , ext or George J. Arcement, Jr. Associate Director, Louisiana Water Science Center , ext


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