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.
River Cam Missouri River at Hermann
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-phone text message, and quickly receive 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.
Temporal Changes in Nitrogen and Phosphorus Concentrations with Comparisons to Conservation Practices and Agricultural Activities in the Lower Grand River, Missouri and Iowa, and Selected Watersheds, 1969–2015, prepared by H.M. Krempa and A.K. Flickinger, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Geology and Mining History of the Southeast Missouri Barite District and the Valles Mines, Washington, Jefferson, and St. Francois Counties, Missouri, prepared by D.N. Mugel, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7.
Occurrence, distribution, and volume of metals–contaminated sediment of selected streams draining the Tri–State Mining District, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas, 2011–12, prepared by D.C. Smith, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Multi-year microbial source tracking study characterizing fecal contamination in an urban watershed, prepared by R.N. Bushon, A.MG. Brady, E.D. Christensen, and E. A. Stelzer, in cooperation with the City of Independence, Missouri, Water Pollution Control Station.
Quality of Surface Water in Missouri, Water Year 2015, prepared by M.N. Barr and D.C. Heimann, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Generalized sediment budgets of the Lower Missouri River, 1968–2014, prepared by D.C. Heimann, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Examination of flood characteristics at selected streamgages in the Meramec River Basin, eastern Missouri, December 2015–January 2016, prepared by R.R. Holmes, T.A. Koenig, P.H. Rydlund, Jr., and D.C. Heimann, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Bathymetric and velocimetric surveys at highway bridges crossing the Missouri River near Kansas City, Missouri, June 2–4, 2015, prepared by R.j. Huizinga, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation.