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View of Lago Dos Bocas, Arecibo, PR.

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Groundwater:
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Water Quality:
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Precipitation:
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Lake/Reservoir:
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Data Mapper:
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Historical Data

Streamflow:
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Groundwater:
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Water Quality:
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Annual Data Reports
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Duration hydrographs:
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WaterWatch

Flooding:
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Drought:
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Current conditions:
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Water quality:
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Groundwater networks

Water Levels:
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Climate Response:
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Water Resources of the Caribbean

Welcome to the USGS Caribbean Water Science Center. These pages are your source for water-resource information collected and interpreted by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Caribbean.


 Hydrologic Information and Data


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Hydrologic Conditions of Selected Reservoirs in Puerto Rico Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets Program: Luquillo Mountains, PR Groundwater Levels at Selected Observation Wells in the South Coast of Puerto Rico Groundwater Quality Monitoring Project Puerto Rico Active Water Level Network
Hydrologic Conditions of Selected Reservoirs in Puerto Rico
Groundwater Levels at Selected Observation Wells in the South Coast of PR
Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets Program: Luquillo Mountains, PR
USGS South Florida Coastal Stations (Click on image)
Puerto Rico Active Water Level Network (Click on image)

 Hurricane María

September 19-20, 2017


Storm tide sensor installation

USGS technician installting a storm tide sensor at Puerto Chico Bay Dock, Fajardo, PR

Hurricane response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing storm-tide sensors at key locations along the northeast shores of Puerto Rico in advance of Hurricane María. Under a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the USGS currently plans to deploy about 12 sensors.

The storm-tide sensors, housed in vented steel pipes a few inches wide and about a foot long, are being installed on bridges, piers, and other structures that have a good chance of surviving a storm surge during a hurricane. The information they collect will help define the depth and duration of a storm-surge, as well as the time of its arrival and retreat. That information will help public officials assess storm damage, discern between wind and flood damage, and improve computer models used to forecast future floods.

Find out more


« Puerto Rico Water Watch

Map of real-time streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year

Current streamflow conditions in Puerto Rico; click to go to a live map.
Map legend showing percentile class groups.

WaterWatch is a USGS website that displays maps, graphs, and tables describing real-time, recent, and past streamflow conditions for the United States. The real-time information generally is updated on an hourly basis. WaterWatch provides streamgage-based maps that show the location of long-term (30 years or more) USGS streamgages; use colors to represent streamflow conditions compared to historical streamflow. Click here for more information


« Recent Newsletters


Newsletter cover, Summer 2016The USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (CFWSC) Newsletter offers information about recent activities of the CFWSC. The CFWSC has more than 130 scientists, technicians, and support personnel in six offices that collect, interpret, and publish water-resource information for the State and the Nation. Each issue of the newsletter will highlight important hydrologic events and significant scientific projects and achievements by CFWSC staff.

 

Most recent CFWSC Newsletter: Winter 2017


« Gages Remain Unfunded

warning iconBudget shortfalls at all levels of government continue to cause reductions in the amount of hydrologic data collected by the USGS. Please visit the USGS Threatened and Endangered Stations website to view a map of all threatened, endangered, or recently discontinued stations. Although historic data for these sites will remain accessible through NWISWeb, no new data will be collected by the USGS. For some sites, data collection has been taken over by other agencies and new data may be available through them.


« Educational Resources


Icon representing water La Ciencia del Agua para las Escuelas. Aquí se ofrece información sobre muchos aspectos del agua, desde qué es el agua, en dónde se encuentra, hasta cómo se usa.
https://water.usgs.gov/gotita/

Icon representing geology The USGS and Science Education. Online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and university-level inquiry and research. https://education.usgs.gov/

Icon representing  a frog USGS KIDS. Activities, games, coloring pages, projects, and stories that teach younger children about animals, climate change, bee population declines, wild birds, and more.
https://education.usgs.gov/kids/

« Other Resources

NOTICE: As of August 1, 2013, rainfall and river level data from precipitation and gaging stations for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua may be accessed through the NOAA HADS website.

 NOAA Climatological Data (Local)

 NOAA Precipitation Data (National)

 FEMA Flood Map Service Center


« Recent Publications

Dam Failure Analysis Publications and other Reports related to Reservoirs


Picture of Toa Vaca reservoir


cover image: Scientific Report 2017-5045 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5045

Sanitary Quality of Surface Water During Base-Flow Conditions in the Municipality of Caguas, Puerto Rico, 2014–15: A Comparison With Results From a Similar 1997–99 Study
cover image: Scientific Investigations Map 2016-5142 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5142

The effects of forest cover on base flow of streams in the mountainous interior of Puerto Rico, 2010
cover image: Scientific Investigations Map 2016-3368 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Map 2016-3368

Sedimentation survey of Lago Caonillas, Utuado, Puerto Rico, September–November 2012
cover image: Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014 Scientific Investigations Map 2016-3364

Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014
cover image: Dam failure analysis for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5070

Dam failure analysis for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico
cover image: Fact Sheet 2015-3044, 6 p., - click to go to the document Open-File Report 2015-1215

Hydrologic conditions in the South Coast aquifer, Puerto Rico, 2010–15
cover image: Fact Sheet 2015-3044, 6 p., - click to go to the document U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3044, 6 p.,

Source, use, and disposition of freshwater in Puerto Rico, 2010
cover image: Scientific Investigations Map 3219 - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Map 3219

Sedimentation survey of Lago Loíza, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, July 2009
cover image: Open-File Report 2014–1117, 35 p., - click to go to the document U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1117

Estimated Water Use in Puerto Rico, 2010
cover image: Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5102, 58 p., - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5102

Hydrogeology and Hydrology of the Punta Cabullones Wetland Area, Ponce, Southern Puerto Rico, 2007–08
cover image: SIR 2011-5057, 20 p., - click to go to the document Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5057

Sedimentation Survey of Lago Cerrillos, Ponce, Puerto Rico, April–May 2008


 View our recent publications.



« Monitoring Tools


USGS WaterAlert WaterAlert: Get notified about events as they happen.
USGS WaterNOW WaterNOW text message: Request stream data from anywhere.
Puerto Rico Drought Watch Drought Watch shows the 7-day average streamflow conditions.

« Map Resources


Icon representing map Map Locator and Downloder.
FREE Topographic Maps!

Map Locator and Downloader

Icon representing geologic map map National Geologic Map Database.
FREE Geologic Maps!

Map Locator and Downloader


« Climate and Land Use Change

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The USGS undertakes scientific research, monitoring, remote sensing, modeling, synthesis, and forecasting to address the effects of climate and land use change on the Nation’s resources. https://www.usgs.gov/climate_landuse


Icon representing climate change USGS Repeat Photography Project
Climate change research in Glacier National Park, MT entails many methods of documenting the landscape change, including the decline of the parks namesake glaciers. Repeat photography has become a valuable tool for communicating effects of global warming. https://nrmsc.usgs.gov/repeatphoto/overview.htm

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