Student Services and Researcher Services Librarian
by Ruth Gustafson – January 11, 2021
Welcome to the UC Davis Library subject guide for hydrology. This guide provides links to key information resources in hydrology, hydrogeology, earth system processes, and water policy and management.
Comprehensive reference guide with complete definitions of terms in hydrogeology and other fields closely related to water practice.
Glossary of water-related terms from the California Department of Water Resources.
The Water Resources Collections & Archives (WRCA) acquires, preserves, and provides access to materials that document water-related issues throughout the United States and beyond, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting the state of California. The physical archives are located at UC Riverside.
Water-related terms compiled from a number of sources by the US Geological Survey (USGS).
These are federal and international sources of information. See California Water Resources for state and regional information.
Describes the ground-water resources of regional areas that collectively cover the 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The National Water Model (NWM) is a hydrologic model that simulates observed and forecast streamflow for the continental United States.
Data for watersheds from the EPA searchable by geographic location.
Visualize water flow through major streams in the United States by tracing them upstream to their source or downstream to where they empty.
Water resources is one of seven science mission areas of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS works with partners to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources and conditions including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and wateruse and availability.
From the EPA’s Office of Water. Includes informative articles, educational resources, grant information, and regulatory reports.
The Water Education Foundation’s online water encyclopedia contains vetted information about the places, people and topics key to water in the West.
Provides access to statewide and county land use survey data sets for the past 30 years.
The CDEC operates an extensive hydrologic data collection network including snow reporting gages and and precipitation and river stage sensors for flood forecasting.
The California Water Plan is the State government’s strategic plan for managing and developing water resources statewide.
California water data from the US Geological Survey.
Tool from the Department of Water Resources that shows disadvantaged communities through out the state.
From the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
California water news
California water & drought related news from the Sacramento Bee newspaper.
Data from monitoring stations throughout the state of California.