Real-time River and Stream Gage Readings

Near real-time river and stream stages for our region are available on-line courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Click on the state of your choice to access the USGS gage data for that state. 

The USGS data includes only currently and recently observed stages. To view forecasts for rivers in our region, please visit our river forecast page.

KY Water Watch

IL Water Watch
MO Water Watch IN Water Watch


NWS River forecasts are based, to a great extent, on data from USGS stream-gaging stations. The USGS operates most of its streamgages on a cooperative basis with other Federal, State, and Local agencies that fund individual gaging stations for agency-specific projects or regulatory needs. Reductions in stream-gaging program funds, due to budget reductions for the USGS or for cooperating agencies, usually require that some stations be discontinued.

For more information, please visit "Stream Gaging and Flood Forecasting", and "Streamflow Information for the Nation".



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