Rapid Deployment Gages in the James River Basin
In 2009, in response to potential flooding in the James River Basin, fourteen rapidly deployable, mobile streamgages were installed to provide short-term water-level data in critical areas. The fourteen streamgages were temporary and were removed when the threat of flooding passed. If needed, some may be reinstalled.
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All North Dakota real-time gages in the James River Basin
All South Dakota real-time gages in the James River Basin
Rapid Deployment to Mobile Streamgages
The USGS has developed new rapidly deployable, mobile streamgages to provide short-term water-level data to critical areas lacking streamgages.
The USGS network of 7,400 streamgaging stations covers many of the Nations streams - but not all. The lack of a gage can be critical during a storm or when an emergency condition requires more detailed monitoring. Therefore, USGS has developed new rapidly deployable, mobile streamgages to provide short-term water-level data to those areas. These mobile gages can also serve as emergency replacements for damaged or destroyed gages, especially when more detailed hydrologic information is needed like in the days before or after Hurricane Katrina.
Communities in need of additional monitoring please contact Gregg Wiche or Steve Robinson at the North Dakota Water Science Center (WSC) or Mark Anderson or Joyce Williamson at the South Dakota WSC.
Stutsman County Flood Information
U.S. Geological Survey Flood and High Flow Map
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers James River Report
National Weather Service Hydrological Predictions
North Dakota Flood Tracking Charts
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