The Water VideoGage project provides an easy way to see what different quantities of water actually look like, whether it’s water flowing in a stream, or standing water in a lake. VideoGage uses an interactive web-based platform to visually display water quantities, both in terms of water flow and water volume, and allows users to screen results based on desired ranges – by date, by flow rate, or by volume. Users may adjust the minimum and maximum values for their selected range, or leave the range unchanged to see all results. After a range is selected, a map will appear showing the locations of videos that meet the selected criteria. By clicking on the point, a list of selectable videos will appear. Search criteria can be changed at any time, and by experimenting with the values, users can take a virtual water tour of the State, and get a better sense for what different volumes and flow rates actually look like.
flow is measured in: cubic feet per second (cfs).
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Q:How is water measured?
A:The volume of standing water in reservoirs and lakes is commonly measured in the U.S. in acre-foot (af). Flowing water is commonly measured using cubic feet per second (cfs).
Q:What is a cubic foot?
A:A cubic foot per second is a flow rate equivalent to one cubic feet passing a given point within one second. One cubic foot is equal to the volume of a cube of water with each side one foot in length.
Q:What is an acre-foot?
A:An acre foot is a volume of water equivalent to one acre covered in one foot of water. One acre is a little smaller than the size of a football field, or 43,560 square feet.
Below is a view of a map with the results from your search. Clicking on a point will display a list of videos available at that point within the range specified. Click the map to begin. You can always change the search criteria using the controls at the top of the page.