Caribbean Water Science Center
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USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
Water Resources of the Caribbean
Welcome to the USGS Caribbean Water Science Center. These pages are your source for water-resource information collected and interpreted by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Caribbean.
Hydrologic Information and Data
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« Water Watch
« Recent Newsletters
« Map Resources
« Educational Resources
La Ciencia del Agua para las Escuelas. Aquí se ofrece información sobre muchos aspectos del agua, desde qué es el agua, en dónde se encuentra, hasta cómo se usa.
The USGS and Science Education. Online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and university-level inquiry and research. http://education.usgs.gov/
USGS KIDS. Activities, games, coloring pages, projects, and stories that teach younger children about animals, climate change, bee population declines, wild birds, and more.
« Climate and Land Use Change
Emergency Management Tools
« Gages Remain Unfunded
Budget shortfalls at all levels of government have caused reductions in the amount of hydrologic data collected in Puerto Rico. As of October 1, 2014, 40 USGS stream flow, stage only, lake, rainfall, water quality, and groundwater monitoring sites have been recently discontinued.
For a map of discontinued sites, go to Threatened and Endangered Stations. Although historic data for these sites will remain accessible through this web site, no new data will be collected by the USGS.
« Recent Publications
The Caribbean Water Science Center produces publications about water resources.
Fact Sheet 2015−3044
Scientific Investigation Map 2014-3219
Open-File Report 2014-1117
Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5102
« Data via GoogleMaps
« Featured Project
« Caribbean Monitoring Networks
The USGS Caribbean Water Science Center continuously monitors surface water, ground water, and water quality parameters across the region. Monitoring sites are operated in cooperation with various local, State, or Federal agencies.
Puerto Rico provides real-time water-stage, streamflow and precipitation data at 124 sites across the state.
74 ground-water wells are monitored by the USGS in Puerto Rico.
Water-quality conditions are continuously monitored by the USGS at 53 sites across Puerto Rico
« Other Resources