Missouri Water Science Center
MISSOURI HYDROLOGIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH
ABOUT THE MISSOURI
Water Resources of Missouri
Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web page for the water resources of Missouri; this is your direct link to all kinds of water-resource information. Here you'll find information on Missouri's rivers and streams. You'll also find information about 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.
Quick Link to Real-Time Data:View site list: SW | GW | WQ
Missouri Flood Inundation
Blue River Flood Inundation Maps now available:
Flood-inundation mapping for the Blue River and selected tributaries in Kansas City, Missouri, and vicinity, 2012, prepared by D.C. Heimann, T.E. Weilert, B.P. Kelly, and S.E. Studley, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Kansas City, Missouri.
Flood-Inundation Maps and Wetland Restoration Suitability Index for the Blue River and Selected Tributaries, Kansas City, Missouri, and Vicinity, 2012, prepared by D.C. Heimann, T.E. Weilert, B.P. Kelly, and S.E. Studley, U.S. Geological Survey.
Water Alert Keeps You Updated
Now you can receive instant, customized updates about water conditions by subscribing to WaterAlert, a new service from the U.S. Geological Survey. Whether you are watching for floods, interested in recreational activities, or concerned about the quality of water in your well, WaterAlert allows you to receive daily or hourly updates about current conditions in rivers, lakes, and groundwater when they match conditions of concern to you.
The USGS WaterNow service lets you send a query for a USGS gaging site, via email or cell-hone text message, and quickly received a reply with its most recent data for one or more of its monitored parameters.
Additional Information and Sources
The Missouri Water Science Center produces publications about water resources.
Surface-water quality and suspended-sediment quantity and quality within the Big River Basin, southeastern Missouri, 2011-13, prepared by M.N. Barr, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7.
Quality of Surface Water in Missouri, Water Year 2014, prepared by M.N. Barr, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Concentration comparison of selected constituents between groundwater samples collected within the Missouri River alluvial aquifer using purge and pump and grab-sampling methods, near the city of Independence, Missouri, 2013, prepared by H.M. Krempa, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Independence, Missouri, Water Department.
Bathymetric and velocimetric surveys at highway bridges crossing the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers on the periphery of Missouri, June 2014, prepared in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Hydrological, Water-Quality, and Ecological Data for Streams in Independence, Missouri, June 2005 through September 2013, prepared by S.L. Niesen and E.D Christensen, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Independence, Missouri, Water Pollution Control Department.
An initial abstraction and constant loss model, and methods for estimating unit hydrographs, peak streamflows, and flood volumes for urban basins in Missouri, prepared by R.J. Huizinga, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Sewer District of St. Louis.
Methods for Estimating Annual Exceedance-Probability Discharges and Largest Recorded Floods for Unregulated Streams in Rural Missouri, prepared by R. E. Southard, and A.G Veilleux, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation and Federal Emergency Management Agency.