Kentucky Water Science Center
Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources
WATER is a spatially distributed, object oriented, decision support system that combines the expertise of numerous hydrologists, pedologists, computer scientists, and other discipline experts into a user-friendly computer application for managing water resources. The application is an expandable and flexible platform that allows future modifications or extensions, to be added (the hydrologic model "TOPMODEL" is the first of these); thereby, continually increasing the power and utility of the application. WATER was developed within the USGS Center for Applied Hydrologic Solutions (CAHS).
WATER Screen Captures
Data from USGS streamflow-gaging stations are used to create, validate, and calibrate hydrologic models used by such applications as WATER. Learn about these streamflow-gaging stations by clicking the play button.
Streamgaging is a role the USGS Water Resources plays in determining the flow and quality of our Nations's waters.
WATER Partner Information
Kentucky Division of Water
Phase II Modification of the Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER) for Kentucky: The Sinkhole-Drainage Process, Point-and-Click Basin Delineation, and Results of Karst Test-Basin Simulations [SIR 2012-5071]
The Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER): A Water-Budget Modeling Approach for Managing Water-Supply Resources in Kentucky - Phase I: Data Processing, Model Development, and Application to Non-Karst Areas [SIR 2009-5248]
If you have any questions or would like to become a member of the WATER user's group, please email Pete Cinotto at email@example.com or call the USGS Kentucky Water Science Center at 502-493-1900.
Current Hydrologic Conditions
US Geological Survey