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Welcome to the NRCS

ATTENTION:

December 22, 2014 -- Please be aware that the National Water and Climate Center website is experiencing heavy server loads and service may be intermittent.  Our IT staff is working diligently to improve the situation – we thank users in advance for their patience and understanding. 

Notice to AWDB Web Service Users:

On January 14, 2015, we will be updating the AWDB Web Service. These changes may affect applications developed with the web service. If you are an AWDB Web Service user, please click here for more information.

2014 Photo Contest Winners Announced


1st Place
Category: Scenery

Each year, we invite Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting (SSWSF) Program personnel to submit photos that represent who we are, where we travel, and the work we perform. The winners of the 3rd Annual SSWSF Photo Contest have been selected. Open the photo gallery.

NEW! Interactive Map

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.

Web Site Under Construction

We're making improvements to our web site, so you may notice changes now and in the coming weeks. Some reports and products may change or move to new locations. During this transition, we'll make every effort to minimize the impact to our users. Thank you for your patience. Click here if you have questions.

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