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Dataset Description

DWR Station information and time series measurements of surface water, groundwater, environmental and climate data. Detail reports are provided for all Stations.

See 'Data Dictionary' below for definitions. For more help, see:

  • Stations Quick Start Guide
  • MyStations User Guide
  • Stations/MyStations - YouTube Videos
  • Columns in this Dataset
    Column Name Description Type
    Abbrev Station Abbreviation Text
    Abbrev Station abbreviation. Eight-characters. Last two are initials of State. Text
    Abbreviation DWR Station Abbreviation, 8 character code Text
    All Stations TBD Text
    Channel Width Width of measured channel float
    Contributing Area Size of contributing drainage area real
    Contributing Area Size of contributing drainage area real
    Cooperator Descr TBD Text
    Cooperator ID Unique ID from Station Cooperator, if applicable Text
    County County Text
    Current Stations TBD Text
    Data Category Data Category Text
    Data Category TBD Text
    Data Provider Agency responsible for data reading Text
    Data Provider TBD Text
    Data Source Data Source Text
    Date Measurement date time DateTime
    Discharge TBD float
    Div DWR Water Division Text
    Division TBD Integer
    Drainage Area The drainage area of the dam, in square miles, which is defined as the area that drains to a particular point (in this case, the dam) on a river or stream. numeric
    From TBD Text
    Gage Name of gage at which stage was measured Text
    Gage Height TBD float
    Gage Height Change TBD float
    Geographic Location TBD Text
    GNIS ID National Hydrographic Dataset stream ID Text
    GNIS ID Water source - geographic name information system ID Text
    Having Record Dates (optional) TBD Text
    Hydrologic Unit Code TBD Text
    Latitude Latitude (decimal degrees) Decimal (8,6)
    Location Accuracy Accuracy of location coordinates Text
    Longitude Longitude (decimal degrees) Decimal (9,6)
    Mean Velocity TBD float
    Meas Date Time TBD DateTime
    Meas Duration TBD float
    Meas Made By TBD Text
    Meas Method TBD Text
    Meas No TBD Text
    Meas Remarks TBD Text
    Meas Sections TBD Integer
    Meter No TBD Text
    Modified Last date time that this record was modified in the DWR database DateTime
    Modified By Person who last modified this record Integer
    More Information Hyperlink to additional details Text
    More Options TBD Text
    Observation Flag

    Observation Flags
    ***, Temporarily unavailable;
    --, Parameter not determined;
    B, Value below minimum value in Rating Table;
    Bkw, Flow affected by backwater;
    Dis, Data-collection discontinued;
    Dry, Dry;
    E, Value exceeds maximum value in Rating Table;
    Eqp, Equipment malfunction;
    Fld, Flood damage;
    Ice, Ice affected;
    M, Missing Rating Table;
    Mnt, Maintenance in progress;
    Pr, Partial-record site;
    Rat, Rating being developed or revised;
    Ssn, Parameter monitored seasonally;
    Wtr, Winter Operation, Satellite Eqp turned off;
    ZFl, Zero flow

    Text
    Parameter Measured parameter/variable Text
    Parameter Parameter to monitor in this Alert Text
    Parameter Measured parameter/variable Text
    Parameter Units Measurement units Text
    Parameter Value Value of measured parameter float
    Percent Difference TBD float
    POR End End of period of record of data for this station date
    POR Start Start of period of record of data for this station date
    Previous Adj Date optional Datetime
    Rating Table Name Station stage/discharge rating table Text
    Record Id TBD Integer
    Review Status O = Original, as collected; P = Provisional, partialy proecssed. A = Approved, review complete. U = 3rd party data. Text
    Section Area TBD float
    Shift Adjustment TBD float
    Snooze Interval Period of time the system will "snooze" an alarm before sending a subsequent message Integer
    Stage Measured stage, with flags as superscript. See Data Dictionary under Help for more information Text
    Stage Stage reading in feet, with any flags Text
    Stage Published Indicates if result is published or provisional Text
    Stage Quality Stage quality flag for this measurement, as recorded Text
    Stage Units Measurement units Text
    Stage Value Measured stage float
    State State in which Station is located Text
    Station Click the arrow or start typing Station Name Text
    Station Name Station name and data source (if not DWR) Text
    Station Num Unique Station ID in DWR HydroBase Integer
    Station Status Status message of station. See Data Dictionary under Help for more info. Text
    Station Type Type of station. See Data Dictionary under Help for more info. Text
    Station Type TBD Text
    Station Type Diversion Structure, Stream Gage, Storage Structure, or Groundwater Level Text
    Stream Mile Distance in miles to the confluence with the next downstream water source (or distance to state line) Decimal (10,2)
    Stream Mile Distance in miles to the confluence with the next downstream water source (or distance to state line) Decimal (10,2)
    Symbol Color TBD Text
    Symbol Scale TBD Text
    Symbol Shape TBD Text
    Table Num TBD Integer
    To TBD Text
    USGS Station ID TBD Text
    UTM X The x (Easting) component of the Universal Transverse Mercator system. (NAD83 datum) Decimal (8,1)
    UTM Y The y (Northing) component of the Universal Transverse Mercator system. (Zone 13, NAD83 datum) Decimal (8,1)
    Value Result and units, with flags as superscript. See Data Dictionary under Help for more information Text
    Value Reading value with units plus any flags Text
    Water District DWR Water District Integer
    Water Source Name of water source that station is on or associated with Text
    Water Source Water source name (see GNIS ID) Text
    WD DWR Water District Integer
    WDID DWR unique structure identifier Text
    WDID DWR Structure ID number in HydroBase Text
    Well Permit Well permit number, if applicable Text
    X TBD Decimal (12,2)
    Y TBD Decimal (13,3)