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Greetings from icy cold Gage 10032000. I have been in operation since 1942 and I am located on Smiths Fork River near Border, Wyoming.  I'm managed by the @usgs Utah Water Science Center and the Bear River Commission.  My gage on the Smiths Fork River is important as it is a tributary of the Bear River. Data from my gage is very important as it is used in the administration of the Bear River Compact. As you can see, @usgs Utah Water Science Center employee Martel Fisher is making a wading discharge measurement. He might have to watch out for the fish as you can find Bonneville cutthroat trout, mountain whitefish and brown trout in these waters!

#StreamgagesofInstagram #streamgage  #mayl #science #scicomm #earthscience #wyoming #utah #idaho #bearrivercomission #water #river #usgs #id #ut #wy #smithfork #gage #usgs 
Photo cred: Steven Gerner, USGS
Announcing the #NewUSGSWaterWebsite 
This May, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Resources Mission Area is excited to announce the launch of a new, mobile-ready water.usgs.gov website. The new site is mobile-friendly, features the latest USGS Water activities and priorities, and includes the highly popular Water Science School in a new, easy-to-use format. 
What’s new?
A modern platform with comprehensive, discoverable, and up-to-date water information that features new, groundbreaking content first. 2) USGS Water information and science, including USGS science strategy, budget priorities, and hundreds of water resources topics for general and technical audiences. 3) Easy access to USGS #WaterData, Tools, #Maps , 
#publications, and #ScienceCenters. 4) The same great Water Science School content in a mobile-ready format.

You can visit the New USGS Water Website here:
Water Resources Mission Area website: usgs.gov/wma
The #WaterScienceSchool : usgs.gov/wss
Hello from sunny Gage 03066000! I'm located on Blackwater River in Davis, West Virginia. I'm cooperatively funded by the @usgs Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center along with @usacehq Pittsburgh District, State of West Virginia, and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.  I reside fairly close to Blackwater Falls which is an approximately 62 foot waterfall and I'm told is something you have to see.  The river I reside on is called Blackwater because of the dark reddish brown appearance of the water. This color is caused largely by the presence of natural organic matter containing tannins. 
#StreamgagesofInstagram #streamgage  #april #science #scicomm #earthscience #westvirginia #blackwateriver #water #river #usgs #wv #davis #gage
Photo cred: Adrienne Bartlewitz, USGS
Things are kinda wet here! Greetings from Gage 05293000 here on the Yellow Bank River near Odessa, Minnesota.  I'm cooperatively funded by the @usgs Upper Midwest Water Science Center as well as @usacehq St. Paul District; the Upper Minnesota River Watershed District; East Dakota Water Development District; and Lac Qui Parle Yellow Bank Watershed District. Despite all the flooding, I'm still reporting out data! Some pretty awesome @usgs hydrotechs are keeping watch on me and make sure I report out data.  This is important as the Yellow Bank River is a tributary of the Minnesota River.

#StreamgagesofInstagram #streamgage #flooding #april #science #scicomm #earthscience #minnesota #yellowbankriver #missouririver #water #river #usgs #mn #usace #2019flood 
Photo cred: USGS
It doesn’t get much more beautiful than where I'm at!  I'm USGS streamgage station 13309220 on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. I'm cooperatively funded by the @usgs Groundwater and Streamflow Information program and the Middle Fork Lodge.  The @usgs Idaho Water Science Center hydrographers who take care of me must fly in to see me and measure streamflow. I'm sure they don't mind as they must love looking at the snow on the mountains on this sparkling spring day.  That snow will fuel world-class whitewater this summer!

#StreamgagesofInstagram #streamgage #snow #april #science #scicomm #earthscience #idaho #salmonriver #water #river #usgs #id #frankchurchriver #noreturnwilderness #middlefork Photo cred: John Carricaburu, USGS
Help! I'm gage 06115200 on the Missouri River near Landusky, Montana.  I'm cooperatively funded by the @usgs_wy / @usgs_mt Water Science Center and the @usacehq. Late last month, the Missouri River near Landusky reached the highest level recorded during the 85 years that data had been collected. The ice jam raised the river stage to almost 10 feet above flood level! I put up a big fight with the ice and I didn't win and irrepable damage has happened to me. The good news is that the fine folks @usgs have devised and installed a new gage and this site is now back online! What would I do without them?

#StreamgagesofInstagram #streamgage #flooding #april #science #scicomm #earthscience #montana #missouririver #water #river #usgs #mt #usace #mtwx #montanafloods #2019flood 
Photo cred: USGS
Happy Friday from Gage 4085200 on the Kewaunee River near Kewaunee, Wisconsin. I'm cooperatively funded by the @usgs Upper Midwest Water
Science Center and the @wi_dnr . Discharge measurements make it possible for the #USGS to support snowmelt activities and @nws flood forecasting throughout the spring melt. This is #USGS employee Kassidy Mapel measuring discharge near me earlier this month. Did you know that the Kewaunee River of which I reside on starts near a little town called Frog Station and empties into Lake Michigan? Each Fall, I see a lot of salmon swimming on by me. #StreamgagesofInstagram #streamgage #snow #march #science #scicomm #earthscience #wisconsin #kewauneeriver #water #river #usgs #wi #dnr #salmon #frogstation Photo cred: Ryan Ennis, USGS
Happy #WorldWaterDay from Gage 14315950! I'm located in the Umpqua National Forest on Fish Creek above Slipper Creek near Toketee Falls, Oregon. Did you know that in the Umpqua National Forest has been managed by the
@u.s.forestservice for 111 years?! I'm cooperatively funded by the @usgs
Oregon Water Science Center and PacifiCorp. I have been operating since 1925 and recording since 1927. I'm used for hydroelectric operations by PacifiCorp as I monitor instream flow for the River(canal bypass), as much of the water is diverted to a canal for electricity generation. Last year was a bit scary as I was nearly destroyed by a tree but a pretty cool
technician saved me! 
#StreamgagesofInstagram #streamgage #snow #march
#science #scicomm #earthscience #oregon #fishcreek #water #slippercreek
#usgs #or #toketeefalls #umpquanationalforest #forestservice 
Photo cred:
Katie Jorgensen, USGS
All 8,200+ of us year-round streamflow gages are out there braving the crazy weather and severe temperatures to observe and report on the Nation’s #river conditions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. That’s a lot of data! See us all in action in this animation of last water year’s river conditions. 
#flood #drought #water #rivers #TurnAroundDontDrown #FloodSafety
Uh Oh! The water seems to be a little high around me. The @USGS hydrologic technicians will need a sturdy boat to reach me!  I'm streamgage 05053000 on the Wild Rice River near Abercrombie, ND.  I'm operated by the @USGS Dakota Water Science Center and is identified as a @USGS Federal Priority Streamgage.  I've been providing continusous streamflow information since 1932! The name of the river I reside on is named for the former abundance of wild rice that was along the river. 
#StreamgagesofInstagram #streamgage #snow #ice #february #science #scicomm #earthscience #northdakota #wildriceriver #water #abercrombie #usgs #nd #redriver #wildrice 
Photo cred: Chris Laveau, USGS
Can you see me?  I'm sometimes referred to as the "gage mahal". I'm streamgage 10337500 located on the Truckee River at Tahoe City, CA.  I'm operated by the @usgs California Water Science Center and in cooperation with @bureau_of_reclamation.  While 63 tributaries fill Lake Tahoe, I measure the only flow outlet of Lake Tahoe! I'm closely monitored by the Federal water master who is tasked with keeping track of all the water contained at any given time within the Truckee River reservoir system. So it is common for the @usgs to measure flows before and after any gate changes are made upstream to be certain of the flows being released from the lake. I get to say hello to the friendly @usgs hydrotechs as they conduct discharge measurements every two weeks. 
#StreamgagesofInstagram #streamgage #snow #february #science #scicomm #earthscience #california #truckeeriver #water #tahoecity #laketahoe #reservoirs #usgs #ca #california 
Photo cred: Heather Manzi, USGS
Did you know that the @USGS National Streamflow Network (NSN) (monitored streamflow year-round and met a variety of local, State, and Federal needs) had a total of 8,230 gages in 2017? Or that in 2017, 80,000 measurements were made by hydrographers? To learn more about USGS streamgages, check out our new Fact Sheet 2018-3081 Monitoring the Pulse of Our Nation’s Rivers and Streams—The U.S. Geological Survey Streamgaging Network  at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs20183081