Water Resources of Tennessee
Welcome to the website for the USGS Tennessee Water Science Center!
Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Tennessee Water Science Center Web site; this is your direct link to all kinds of water-resource information. Here you will find information about Tennessee's rivers and streams. You will also find information about ground water, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the State, many of which support flood-warning systems.
The USGS provides current (real-time) stream stage and streamflow, water-quality, and ground-water levels for more than 200 sites in Tennessee.
USGS Tennessee Highlights
The 2011 USGS Water Data Report is available online and has a new interactive feature designed to make site data retrieval easy. The annual Water Data Report provides a snapshot of water conditions for a given year.
Instantaneous Data Archive (IDA)
The USGS collects continuous (measurements from every 5 to every 60 minutes) stage, discharge, and other instantaneous time-series data on the Nation's rivers and streams. The Instantaneous Data Archive makes available as much intra-day streamflow data and historical instantaneous data, as possible, often several years' worth of data.
The Tennessee Water Science Center produces publications about water resources.
Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5091
Quality of Shallow Groundwater and Drinking Water in the Mississippi Embayment-Texas Coastal Uplands Aquifer System and the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer, South-Central United States, 1994–2004
Hoos, A.B., and McMahon, Gerard, 2009, Spatial analysis of instream nitrogen loads and factors controlling nitrogen delivery to streams in the southeastern United States using spatially referenced regression on watershed attributes (SPARROW) and regional classification frameworks: Hydrologic Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.7323.
Knight, R.R., Gain, W.S., and Wolfe, W.J., 2011, Modelling ecological flow regime: An example from the Tennessee and Cumberland River basins: Ecohydrology, DOI:10.1002/eco.246.
Knight, R.R., Gregory, M.B., and Wales, A.K., 2008, Relating streamflow characteristics to specialized insectivores in the Tennessee River Valley: A regional approach: Ecohydrology, v. 1, no. 4, p. 394-397, doi:10.1002/eco.32.
Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5058
Estimated Use of Water in the Upper Duck River Watershed, Central Tennessee, and Water-Demand Projections through 2030
Scientific Investigations Map 2007-2972
Alluvial Bars of the Obed Wild and Scenic River, Tennessee
Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5105
Water Resources of the Duck River Watershed, Tennessee
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