Thanks to the funding support and efforts of the Russell-Allision-Ambraw Levee District, the USGS Streamgage on the Embarras River at Lawrenceville has been saved! Funding has been pledged through the end of September 2014.
A reduction in funding due to sequestration for the U.S. Geological Survey's National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP) during the last half of FY 13 was threatening the shutdown of all data collection from the streamgage at Lawrenceville. If that had happened, the National Weather Service would no longer have been able to provide river forecast and river flood warning services along the Embarras River in and around the city of Lawrenceville. Thanks to the support of the Russell-Allision-Ambraw Levee District, this gage is no longer in danger of being discontinued!