Indiana Water Science Center
5957 Lakeside Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46278-1996
Agency/Department: Dept. of Interior
Background/History of the Laboratory:
The USGS maintains streamflow data (discharge and gage
height) for nearly 180 sites on Indiana streams and
rivers. We also maintain water-level data at about 80 lakes and over 90 ground-water observation wells.
Therefore, much of the data we provide to people are tables of daily mean discharges, peak flow tables,
of lake levels, and tables of ground-water levels. We also provide water-quality data for various locations
Indiana. In addition, the Indiana USGS has produced hundreds of publications that report the findings
types of water-resources investigations, and the information in those reports is made available. The
on staff often help people who are looking for information related to the geology of Indiana and the
selected streams or aquifers.
The USGS Indiana Office provides water-resources data
to home owners, students, teachers, consultants,
and people who work for local, county, state, and federal agencies.
Mission of the Laboratory:
The USGS conducts scientific studies, maintains certain
data bases, and carries out various types of analyses on
the data. Our goal is to provide the objective data that citizens and agencies require to make knowledgeable