Integrated Hydrology + Data Science

National Water Dashboard

The Challenge

USGS Water Mission Area (WMA) wanted a system that integrates water network operational data from various existing or new data tools for real-time management, resource planning, and situational awareness (including dashboards) of the next generation of water observing network. Specifically, WMA was looking for a web mapping application that presents USGS real-time stream, lake, reservoir, precipitation, well, and water-quality data across the Nation in context with current weather and hazard conditions.

Our Solution

IHDS developers transformed the Texas Water Dashboard into the National Water Dashboard:

  • Added data from all NWIS sites across the Nation
  • Established a redundant hosting environment
  • Went through rigorous testing and feedback cycles
  • Continue to add features based on user feedback and WMA priorities

What We Did

Data Integration

Digital Architecture

Science Communication

Web Map Development

Tools We Used

ArcGIS Server



SQL Server