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 Data Highlights
The 2012 USGS Water Data Report is now available to provide a snapshot of water conditions for a given year. The report includes text and map interfaces that can be used to identify and access an area of interest, locate sites where water data were collected for various Water Years.
The Instantaneous Data Archive makes available as much intra-day streamflow data and historical instantaneous data continuous (measurements from every 5 to every 60 minutes), as possible, often several years' worth of data.
Additional Information and Sources
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 Missouri Water Science Center produces publications about water resources.
Occurrence and Origin of Escherichia coli at Two Public Swimming Beaches at Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Camden County, Missouri, 2011–13, prepared by J.L. Wilson, J.G. Schumacher, U.S. Geological Survey, and J.G. Burken, Missouri University of Science and Technology in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Quality of Surface Water in Missouri, Water Year 2012, prepared by M.N. Barr, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Computed Statistics at Streamgages, and Methods for Estimating Low-Flow Frequency Statistics and Development of Regional Regression Equations for Estimating Low-Flow Frequency Statistics at Ungaged Locations in Missouri, prepared by R.E. Southard, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Bathymetric Surveys of Selected Lakes in Missouri—2000–2008, prepared by J.M. Richards, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Hydrologic and Sediment Data Collected From Selected Basins at the Fort Leonard Wood Military Reservation, Missouri—2010–11, prepared by J.M. Richards, P.H. Rydlund and M.N. Barr, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center at the Fort Leonard Wood Military Reservation.
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.