Funding cuts could put an end to Embarras River gauge readings | Weather
The Embarras River gauge at Lawrenceville is scheduled to be shut down soon as a result of federal sequestration.
Here's an excerpt from the National Weather Service in Lincoln, IL about the gauge:
"A reduction in funding due to sequestration for the U.S. Geological Survey's National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP) during the last half of FY 13 will soon result in the shutdown of all data collection from the streamgage at Lawrenceville along the Embarras River. Entities interested in keeping this streamgage in service should contact the USGS IL Water Science Center in Urbana at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at (217) 328-8747.
If the streamgage is shut down, the National Weather Service will no longer be able to provide river forecast and river flood warning services along the Embarras River in and around the city of Lawrenceville. Again, if you are interested in funding this streamgage, then please contact the USGS."
This isn't the only river or stream gauge that may be shut down due to lack of funding. Over 200 USGS real-time streamgages used to support NWS river forecasts and warnings are at risk of being discontinued.
Upcoming Events near Southern Illinois
Most popular stories from nearby communities
- Warrick Co. schools awarded thousands from lawsuit settlement
- Despite weather concerns, Boonville Christmas parade set for Sunday
- Castle to face Boonville Tuesday
- Get help with holiday blues and stress while having lunch at library
- Small Business Saturday helps local businesses keep up during holiday season