“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.
“Streamgages are used nationwide to predict and address drought and flood conditions by monitoring water availability.
“The USGS and over 850 Federal, State, and local agencies cooperatively fund the USGS streamgaging network, which consists of over 8,000 streamgages.
“When budget fluctuations occur, the network is impacted.”
A lot of rain is expected next week.