The US Geological Survey announced the completion of a new application. It provides real-time information on water levels, weather, and flood forecasts on a computer, smartphone, or other mobile device. Timely information will help to understand if there is a threat of flooding in a particular region of the United States.
The new National Water Management Dashboard (NWD) provides critical information to emergency services and the public during floods. More intelligence will help authorities make decisions and save many lives and valuable property.
“The National Water Management Dashboard will help keep communities across the country safe in extreme weather conditions,” said Dr. Tim Petty, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science. – The development of the tool provides vital information in real time on mobile devices and will help regions of the country prone to floods or droughts. The new dashboard will also improve the response of federal, state and local agencies during storms, floods and droughts. ”
The NWD provides real-time data on streams, lakes and reservoirs, precipitation and groundwater from more than 13,500 USGS observation stations across the country. This information is displayed along with weather data from NOAA, the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NWD also connects to the USGS WaterAlert system, which sends instant updates on water conditions in critical regions. A user-friendly interface and free access to information allows every US resident to find out at any time whether there is a threat of flooding at home.