Get to Know our Watersheds & Rivers
Water, water, everywhere... including the Internet! Learn about watersheds and rivers using "on-line" data sets.
What's a Watershed?
How Our Rivers Run
Learn about the "watershed address" system
Research the "Overall Watershed Score" for U.S. watersheds
Learn why the the state of watersheds is being carefully monitored
Investigate "on-line" river stage and flow data for many stations within a region
Discover the relationship between precipitation, river stage, and river flow
What makes river flow "jumpy" in some places?
Compare the latest river conditions to data collected over many decades
What is the "hydrologic equation" anyway?
What's a Watershed?
Index of Watershed Indicators
Index of Watershed Indicators National Maps
Overall Watershed Score
Waters Meeting Designated Uses
Fish and Wildlife Consumption Advisories
Indicators of Source Water Condition
Ambient Water Quality - Toxics
Ambient Water Quality - Conventional
Aquatic / Wetlands Species at Risk
Loads Over Limits - Toxics
Loads Over Limits - Conventional
Urban Runoff Potential
Agricultural Runoff Potential
Hydrologic Modification Caused by Dams
Estuarine Pollution Susceptibility
Soil Permeability Index
Risk of Groundwater Nitrate Contamination
Percent of Impaired Waters
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
Northeast River Forecast Center
Hourly "River Stage Maps" for some areas of New England
U.S. Geological Survey's "Real-Time Water Data"
National Drought Mitigation Center's "Drought monitor" website
Drought Monitor "Current Conditions"
Drought Monitor "Forecasts"
Kennebec River at The Forks "Current Stream Conditions"
Observing Dissolved Air In Water
Earth's Hydrologic Cycle
Catching H2O (Transpiration)
EPA "U.S. Watershed Characterization" map
List of Maine's "Watershed addresses"
How river discharge is measured
Relationship between water table and river baseflow
Changes in river stage over weeks
Streamflow during the week of 21-July-1998 (Kennebec River at The Forks)
River stage during the week of 21-July-1998 (Kennebec River at The Forks)
How stormflow affects river stage
Example U.S. map from "Drought Monitor" website
Standardized Precipitation Index (example)
Palmer Drought Severity Index (example)
Crop Moisture Index (example)
Percent of Normal Rainfall (example)
Soil Moisture (example)
Earth's Water Cycle