Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week is streamgage, a newly added water term on sister site Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s vetted, online water encyclopedia.
An excerpt from the Aquapedia entry: “Generally, a streamgage is a device used to estimate the flow in streams in rivers. According to the USGS, a streamgage is an active, continuously, functioning measurement of mean daily streamflow.”
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