October 17, 2013 - Resumption of normal operations
The USGS Water Data for the Nation site (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/) is in the process of resuming normal operations. While the system is fully operational, during the federal shutdown some current conditions sites may have stopped transmitting data. Instrumentation at certain other sites may need maintenance or recalibration by local USGS staff to restore the accuracy of the data served. Affected sites will be restored as quickly as possible. Timing will depend on resources and priorities at each USGS water science center. It may take several days or longer before the quality of the data served is the same as before the federal shutdown.
Questions regarding the operation or quality of data on particular sites should be directed to the local USGS water science center.
Your patience during this period is appreciated.