Pennsylvania Water Science Center


USGS Waterwatch:
Maps of Current Conditions

Pennsylvania Streamstats

Delineate watersheds and estimate streamflow

National Water Information System (NWIS)

View current and historical streamflow, groundwater level, and water-quality data for Pennsylvania

Real-time data

Historical data



USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State. Washington Oregon California Idaho Nevada Montana Wyoming Utah Colorado Arizona New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Mississippi Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Pennsylvania West Virginia Georgia Florida Caribbean Alaska Hawaii New York Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusettes South Carolina North Carolina Rhode Island Virginia Connecticut New Jersey Maryland-Delaware-D.C.

Interpretive Studies of Pennsylvania Water Resources

The Pennsylvania Water Science Center conducts hydrologic investigations that support statewide water-resource infrastructure and management needs and are part of the USGS Science Strategy to address major natural-science issues facing the nation.

Water-Resources Topics

Surface WaterSurface Water

— Pennsylvania streamflow characteristics, drought monitoring, watershed and flood models, and scour below bridges over streams.


— Recharge to aquifers, research on fractured rock, effects of Pymatuning earthquake, and viruses and bacteria in domestic wells in Pennsylvania.

Water QualityWater Quality

— Natural and man-made contaminants and studies of management approaches to protect Pennsylvania source waters.


— Migration of stray gas, drainage from coal mines, and impacts of drilling and mining on Pennsylvania's waters.


— Studies and assessments of specific water-resources issues in Pennsylvania. Technial assistance for monitoring and improving water resources with our partners.

You can also browse a list of studies in Pennsylvania.

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