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:
Missouri Flood Inundation
Meramec River near Valley Park and Fenton Inundation Maps
Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5116
Blue River Flood Inundation Maps
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.
Flooding in the southern Midwestern United States, April–May 2017, prepared by D.C. Heimann, R.R. Holmes, Jr., and T.E. Harris
Contaminant Gradients in Trees: Directional Tree Coring Reveals Boundaries of Soil and Soil-Gas Contamination with Potential Applications in Vapor Intrusion Assessment, prepared by J.L. Wilson, M.A. Limmer, V.A. Samaranayake, J.G. Schumacher, and J.G. Burken.
Assessment of an in-channel redistribution technique for large woody debris management in Locust Creek, Linn County, Missouri, prepared by D.C. Heimann, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Tree sampling as a method to assess vapor intrusion potential at a site characterized by VOC–contaminated groundwater and soil, prepared by J.L. Wilson, M.A. Limmer, V.A. Samaranayake, J.G. Schumacher, and J.G. Burken.
Phytoforensics—Using trees to find contamination, prepared by J.L. Wilson, U.S. Geological Survey.
Bathymetric and velocimetric surveys at highway bridges crossing the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers near St. Louis, Missouri, May 23–27, 2016, prepared by R.J. Huizinga, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation.
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.
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.