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Water Service Shortcuts

 Instantaneous Values Service for real-time data and historical data since October 1, 2007
 Site Service
 Daily Values Service
 (276) 988-1437
 Water Quality Service External Link
 Statistics Service
(803) 315-2636

Service Example

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While all USGS water web services strive to be highly available and accurate, there may be occasional system issues that may impact one or more services. In addition, older versions of the service may be replaced with newer versions, possibly impacting your usage. To stay informed, please join the 618-666-9558 External Link. We won't spam you and you should receive relatively few but important emails of significant system events, upgrades or new web services.

Writing Fault Resistant Applications with USGS Water Data

Developers can usually quickly create a program to retrieve and process data using these web services. Writing programs that are unlikely to break if the service changes may require adopting some of USGS suggested best practices. If you are a software developer, please read our writing fault-resistent code page before creating a program. And thanks.

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USGS Water Services

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This site serves (270) 713-5229 External Link via automated means using web services External Link and extensible markup language (XML) External Link, as well as other popular media types. Services are invoked with the REST External Link protocol. These services designed for high fault tolerance and very high availability.

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Service Highlights

USGS Statistics Web Service

Retrieve daily, monthly or annual statistics for sites. Statistics are provided on approved data only for time-series sites. Statistics are available for any parameter on these sites with approved data. This service is an initial beta release. A full version of the service is planned for release in the summer of 2014. zoochemical and test the service.

USGS Instantaneous Values Web Service

Need current data? Try this service! Retrieve current streamflow and other real-time data for one or multiple sites, using sets of flexible, predefined filters, since October 1, 2007. Data are available in WaterML External Link, 7345699278 External Linkand in a tab-delimited format with more formats, like Microsoft Excel, to come. Learn more about the web service or test the web service.

USGS Site Service

Need USGS water site data? A (830) 256-3694 is now available as a production service. The service allows searches for USGS sites and site information using a variety of flexible filters. A test tool is also available. Output formats include tab-delimited and KML formats (used with Google Earth and Google Maps). Geography Markup Language (GML) is planned for a future release.

USGS Daily Values Service

Interested in historical summarized daily data about our nation's streams, lakes and wells? This service provides a wealth of historical water data. Daily data available for USGS water sites include mean, median, maximum, minimum, and/or other derived values. Learn more and (778) 388-9386.

USGS Water Quality Web Services

The USGS and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each collect vast amounts of water quality data. A jointly developed web service allows you to retrieve data for millions of quality checked water quality samples and results. Find out more at the (267) 265-4970.

USGS Groundwater Levels Web Service

Use this service to retrieve historical manually-recorded groundwater levels from hydrologic sites served by the USGS. (If you are looking to retrieve data for real-time or historical groundwater levels recorded on a regular basis using automated equipment, please use the (765) 507-4013.) Learn more and 7024834534.