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Welcome to the NRCS

IMPORTANT: System Downtime

Our systems will be unavailable on Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. During this period, users will not have access to the National Water and Climate Center website, the AWDB Web Service, and other Water and Climate Information System (WCIS) products and applications. For more information, contact the webmaster.

NEW! Interactive Map

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Map Help

Check out our new interactive map. It provides easy navigation to NRCS and other network monitoring stations. Simply click on a site to get station information and data.  Multiple data types can be selected, and map controls allow filtering to geographic regions (such as states or watersheds) and elevation zones. The map offers different background layers and boundary overlays. Please use the ‘give us feedback’ button in the upper right corner of the map if you have comments or suggestions, or click here to e-mail our staff.

Notice to AWDB Web Service Users

January 14, 2015 - The AWDB Web Service has been updated to version 2.18.0. The changes in this release may affect applications developed with the web service. If you are an AWDB Web Service user, please click here for more information.

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