New National Water Management Dashboard (NWD) provides critical information to emergency responders
"National Water Resources Management Panelwill help keep communities across the country safe from extreme weather conditions, ”said Dr. Tim Petty, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science. - The development of the tool provides vital information in real time on mobile devices and will help regions of the country prone to floods or droughts. Also, the new dashboard will improve the response of federal, state and local agencies during storms, floods and droughts. "
Hurricane Zeta crash site on the coastPersian Gulf. Stream conditions can be examined by clicking an option in the Layers menu along with other dataset options such as weather radar and GOES satellite data. Blue circles show where the water level in streams rises, and orange-red dots show where the water level decreases. Clicking on the legend button displays information about the symbols used on the map. Credit: USGS
NWD provides data on streams, lakes andreservoirs, sediments and groundwater in real time from more than 13,500 USGS observation stations across the country. This information is displayed along with weather data from NOAA, the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NWD also connects to the USGS WaterAlert system, which sends instant updates on water conditions in critical regions. A user-friendly interface and free access to information allows every US resident to find out at any time if there is a threat of flooding at home.
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