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USGS Threatened and Endangered Streamgages Due to Sequestration

USGS to Discontinue Streamgages Due to Sequestration:The following stations have been or are about to be discontinued due to the lack of funding. If you have questions about specific stations, please contact the individual identified for each State. If you have questions about the US Geological Survey National Streamflow Information Program in general please contact Mike Norris (603-226-7847; mnorris@usgs.gov) or Robert Mason (703-648-5305; rrmason@usgs.gov).

Sequestration, combined with its implementation so late in the fiscal year, required the USGS to cut funding for approximately 375 streamgages shown as stars below. However, several state and local agencies have provided funding to temporarily continue some streamgages (red stars) through September 30, 2013.  The remaining streamgages (black stars) will be discontinued on or shortly after May 1, 2013.

In selecting streamgages to be discontinued the USGS sought to preserve streamgages that are legally required (those that support administration of interstate compacts, international treaties, and Supreme Court decrees); protect life and property (used in river forecasts and warnings); and provide long-term monitoring for assessing the effects of landuse and climate change.

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2 Threatened Stations due to Sequestration, State/local agency has provided temporary funding through September 30, 2013

2 Endangered Stations Due to Sequestration, Replacement funding has not been secured, Gage in process of being discontinued

6 Recently-discontinued Stations Due to Sequestration

10 Total Stations with Funding Issues Due to Sequestration

USGS NSIP Streamgages Threatened, Endangered and Discontinued Due to Sequestration

The primary reason for these actions is the lack of funding to support the continued operation of the stations. Funds for these stations are from the U.S. Geological Survey and other Federal, State, Tribal, and local agencies. For those stations that have already been discontinued, extensive efforts were made to find another funding source; however, when no funding was made available the stations had to be discontinued. For those stations at risk for discontinuation, the current funding source has indicated that it can no longer fund the station. Efforts are currently underway to identify another funding source for the operation of these stations; however, if no funding is identified, then these stations will have to be discontinued also.



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