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USGS - Harvey Gaged Streamflow Timeseries

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Created: Nov 02, 2023 at 3:31 p.m.
Last updated: Nov 02, 2023 at 4:34 p.m.
DOI: 10.4211/hs.4f439754503c4ff4959c7e3703121940
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This resource provides datasets for stream discharge (flow rate) in cubic feet per second, and gage height (stream depth) from 924 active USGS gages in the Hurricane Harvey impact zone across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas (see shapefile for all gages).

These data were obtained from the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) [1] using R scripts provided here. When running these R scripts, 745 of the 924 gages had gage height values, and 577 of the 924 had discharge values. For help in using these R scripts, USGS used to provide support tools but the links for those no longer work. I used R Studio on Windows for these retrievals.

Formats provided:
- Shapefile and csv for gage locations, including link to USGS gage details [1]
- Tabular (csv) datasets for timeseries of water discharge (flow rate) in cubic ft/sec, and timeseries of gage height in ft.
- R scripts to download timeseries data from NWIS

[1] USGS NWIS - interactive portal for stream gage site info []

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The content of this resource references USGS NWIS - interactive portal for stream gage site info []
The content of this resource is derived from
This resource updates and replaces a previous version U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), D. Arctur (2018). USGS - Harvey Gaged Streamflow Timeseries, HydroShare,
This resource belongs to the following collections:
Title Owners Sharing Status My Permission
Hurricane Harvey Flood Data Collections David Arctur · Harvey datamgr · Christine Thies  Published Open Access


Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID: Archiving and Enabling Community Access to Data from Recent US Hurricanes 1761673


People or Organizations that contributed technically, materially, financially, or provided general support for the creation of the resource's content but are not considered authors.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Wen-Ying Wu

How to Cite

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), D. Arctur (2023). USGS - Harvey Gaged Streamflow Timeseries, HydroShare,

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