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About Report Generator

Report Generator tabular report
Tabular Report

Report Generator is a web-based tool developed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Water and Climate Center (NWCC).

The application uses long-term snowpack, precipitation, reservoir, streamflow, and soils data from a variety of quality-controlled sources to create reports.

Users can choose from predefined templates or build custom reports.

Data from tabular reports may be exported to different formats, including comma-separated value (CSV) files. Charts can be saved to graphics formats, such as JPG and PNG.

Data Collection Network

The Report Generator network incorporates data from many agency databases. The NRCS snow survey flagship database, the Water and Climate Information System (WCIS), provides a wealth of data, including manually-collected snow course data and information from automated Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) and Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) stations across the United States.

Report Generator also uses precipitation, streamflow, and reservoir data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), the Applied Climate Information System (ACIS), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), various water districts and other entities.

SNOTEL monitoring site

In addition to creating reports, Report Generator lets you view information on sites, including "metadata," such as elevation, latitude/longitude and hydrologic unit code (HUC).

View photos of the site, including a site map (in Google maps when available).

Report Generator Chart

Report Generator creates reports in both tabular and chart format. Single-station and multiple-station charting is also supported. Data may be displayed in either English or Metric units.


Data and Product Use

Who can benefit from using these data and products?

Farmers, municipalities, water and hydroelectric utilities, environmental organizations, fish and wildlife managers, tribal nations, reservoir managers, recreationists, wetlands managers, urban developers, transportation departments, and research organizations regularly use our data.