Stream Flow Gaging Stations Funding

January 15, 2020.  The recent persistent high-water levels in area lakes and streams has prompted a renewed interest in the existing real-time water level and stream flow data available from the network of state and federal stream gages.  A majority of the gages involved are run by the US Geological Survey, which the District helps fund. In addition, there are some gages managed by SD DENR.  Some of these gages have been upgraded; however, 24 remaining gaging stations still require periodic, manual data downloads.  There are two monitoring stations in the District that DENR would like to see updated.  The James River Water Development District committed $5,500 to update two monitoring stations as recommended by DENR.