USGS Missouri Water Science Center

Water resources
6:28 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Mo. funding for streamflow gauges likely to remain consistent

Fox River at Montgomery, IL streamflow gaging station and control
USGS photo

Hundreds of streamflow gauges that are used to monitor rising water levels across the nation are in danger of being shut down because of budget cutbacks, but Missouri's gauge stations may avoid that fate.

Streamflow gauges monitor rising water levels connected with flooding, and they have other uses such as monitoring the availability of water as a resource.

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