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Water Elevation and Discharge Data

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Last updated on March 27, 2006

This page provides access to information from studies related to water elevation and discharge conducted at the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. However, the serving of water elevation and discharge data has been temporarily suspended. For current and historic data please see the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) links provided below.

Flood potential models for the Upper Mississippi and lower Illinois Rivers

Current projects:

Project Title
Investigating the changing relationship between water levels and discharge on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers
Effects of small-scale drawdowns on the Upper Mississippi River
Evaluation of water level reduction as a habitat management tool for the Upper Mississippi River
Methods development for the assessment of vegetation response to experimental drawdowns on Pools 5 and 9 of the Upper Mississippi River

Links to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey


These data have been generated by State agencies under contract with the Department of the Interior and the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC). Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the UMESC, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. However, error correction is a continuing process, and the UMESC routinely makes changes to data as errors are discovered. The file date is referred to as the release date and should be mentioned in all references to data. These data have been provided as a unit package to ensure that you receive a valid dataset collected in a consistent manner. Methods, purposes, and conditions can vary dramatically among data-collecting efforts and these data should not be combined with other datasets from the UMESC or other sources unless the user fully understands the procedures and purposes used to create each set of data and can verify that data are comparable across sources.

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