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Old 03-06-2013   #1
 
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USGS guages sequestered

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March 2, 2013: USGS to Discontinue Streamgages Due to Sequestration: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will discontinue operation of up to 375 streamgages nationwide due to budget cuts as a result of sequestration. Additional streamgages may be affected if partners reduce their funding to support USGS streamgages. The USGS is working to identify which streamgages will be impacted and will post this information as it becomes available. Impacts to Wyoming currently are not known, but are expected to be substantial.


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Old 03-06-2013   #2
 
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I just found this:
USGS Threatened and Endangered Stations
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Damnit! Bill O'Reilly told me the sequester was no big deal!
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Whew

Thank goodness they found a way to balance the budget without cancelling any critical drone strikes. Hopefully the billions they save by not servicing flow gauges will put the country right back on track.

As a side bonus it will lessen the drought - like Schreodinger's cat, if we don't measure then there is and is not a drought (that's better than the current situation which is - drought).

Brilliant!
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Looks like none of the gauges effected are relevant to boating.
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Looks like none of the gauges effected are relevant to boating.
Crawdaddy fishaman gonna be pissed!
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Looks like none of the gauges effected are relevant to boating.
My interpretation of the page is that most gauges affected by the sequestration are still pending and yet to be announced. I believe the ones listed are ones that had already been decommissioned or slated for decommissioning. But then I can't really tell. The paged is called "Threatened and Endangered Stations", but it includes "recently discontinued" sites. That doesn't make sense.

Also, you hydro experts, is "streamgage" really the proper spelling for these things? Why isn't it "streamgauge"? Can we just start writing "streamflo"? Ok, I'm dne. Ltr gyzs.
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NOOO, there is one in New Jersey we paddle! Lot of rain gauges and creeks I've never heard of though. Must be small things, or used for irrigation.
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Thank goodness they found a way to balance the budget without cancelling any critical drone strikes. Hopefully the billions they save by not servicing flow gauges will put the country right back on track.

As a side bonus it will lessen the drought - like Schreodinger's cat, if we don't measure then there is and is not a drought (that's better than the current situation which is - drought).

Brilliant!
One of the best posts ever!!
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At first I was relieved that WV seemed to have been spared the ax....but then I went to check one of the most important gauges in the state for the whitewater crowd, thurmond...for the New River Gorge.

USGS Current Conditions for USGS 03185400 NEW RIVER AT THURMOND, WV

It says threatened as well even though it doesn't show up in the above maps??

I've contacted USGS about the discrepency-hope it is a mistake!

I urge you all to go ahead and check your favorite gauges!
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