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USGS Waterservices API

The service provides instantaneous, daily, and summary data for water supply and water quality. Data provided are collected from a network of U.S. Geological Service reporting stations and provided in aggregate or at a point in time. A notification system distributes alerts based on data collected.

API methods support designation of reporting station location by state and county as well as location type. Results are defined by highly detailed characteristics such as watershed size and location, aquifer type, sampling methods, and well characteristics.

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USGS Waterservices: Highlights

Summary
Water quality information service
Category
Government
Tags
Protocols
REST, SOAP
Data Formats
XML
API home
http://waterservices.usgs.gov/ 
This is 1 of
10 APIs by USGS

USGS Waterservices: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://qwwebservices.usgs.gov/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
None  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.usgs.gov/  
Company
USGS  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
Public Domain  
Usage Fees
Free  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
Public 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
qwwebservices.usgs.gov/technical-documentation.htm... 
Console URL
 

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