Check out the National Water Census Data Portal by USGS! Access data on water budgets by watershed or county, streamflow observational data and model results, as well as aquatic biology data that corresponds with streamflow observational data.
Find local professionally-collected data to pair with your student-collected data of local streams.
Track the movement of rain through a watershed over time.
Investigate how the amount of water in streams varies over time or over your region/country.
The data are compiled into quick graphs to be able to see in real time online, as well as are able to download to manipulate or process on your own. Instructions are provided on each page how to interact with the data and data visualization tool.
There is a contact email to reach out with questions to someone at USGS. There are also links to a wide range of datasets, project descriptions, and reports in case you are interested in diving deeper into more specifics of a particular area.
Bring the real-world of land-based water and critters into your classroom!