Keeping track of the water …
Is no easy chore.
The reasons? There are too many to count, but we’ll try. (1) For one, the water cycle is constantly on the move. Just because you knew where it was a week ago, a month ago, or even a day ago doesn’t mean you know where it is today, or where it’s going to go tomorrow. (2) But what about yesterday, and the week before, and the months and years and decades before that? Knowing where the water is currently depends on knowing where it was in the past. (3) Okay, great Lake stage is ______ (fill in the blank) feet above sea level. But what good is knowing feet above sea level. What’s important is where the water level is relative to the major ecological, statistical and operational thresholds.
That makes sense, right? Now try to graph it. That’s the real trick! How do we pack all that information into a visual platform that gets the information to your fingertips?
That’s where Go Hydrology’s charts come in handy. They may not be updated every day and they may not cover every station under sun, but they help you see the data for key watersheds and water types like you’ve never seen before.
Or at least that’s my hope.