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Dataset Description

DWR Stations data includes Station information and time series measurements of surface water, groundwater, environmental and climate data.

The search radio options offer the following results:

  • All Stations: current and historical stations, with period of record (POR)
  • Current Conditions:  current surface water stations with most recent measured values

Click 'View' on any record to see Station Details.  Click 'Data Dictionary' below for more definitions.

Columns in this Dataset
Column Name Description Type
Abbrev Station Abbreviation 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 Data Category Text
Data Provider TBD Text
Data Source Data Source Text
Date Measurement date time DateTime
Discharge TBD float
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
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 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
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 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 Name Station name and data source (if not DWR) Text
Station Num Unique Station ID in DWR HydroBase Integer
station number test-test-test-test-test-test-test-test-test-test Text
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
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
Water District DWR Water District Integer
Water Source Name of water source that station is on or associated with Text
WDID DWR unique structure identifier Text
Well Permit Well permit number, if applicable Text
X TBD Decimal (12,2)
Y TBD Decimal (13,3)