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USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State. Washington Oregon California Idaho Nevada Montana Wyoming Utah Colorado Arizona New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Mississippi Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Pennsylvania West Virginia Georgia Florida Caribbean Alaska Hawaii New York Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusetts South Carolina North Carolina Rhode Island Virginia Connecticut New Jersey Maryland-Delaware-D.C.


Each year staff from the USGS South Dakota Water Science Center visit with hundreds of school-age children and adults to provide information about water. Our activities range from water festivals to making presentations at conferences. If you are a school teacher, festival/conference organizer or civic club member/officer, we would be glad to come share information about water and earth science with your class, festival, or civic group. We also have some materials available for use by teachers. Photo of USGS employee at a water festival in Huron, SD
If you're in the Rapid City area, please visit our showcase streamgage. This streamgage at Rapid Creek at Rapid City (06414000) is located in Founders Park in Rapid City. The gage provides visitors with information about how streamflow is measured and other water-resource topics. This streamgage is operated in cooperation with the City of Rapid City. Photo of showcase gage on Rapid Creek at Rapid City

Please contact our outreach coordinator to schedule a visit or to inquire about the availability of educational materials, or check out our online resources at
The following links provide selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and university-level inquiry and research.


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