Montana Stream Gage Use Survey

Please help us understand how people and organizations are accessing and using stream gage data in Montana. Stream gages in Montana are operated by multiple state, federal and tribal agencies, private organizations, and other companies. Funding for gages has remained flat or decreasing in the last 10 years in Montana. We are seeking a better understanding of how stream gage information is used so we can work towards more consistent financial support.
 
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* 1. How often do you access stream flow data?

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* 2. What time of year do you primarily access streamflow data? (check all that apply)

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* 3. What is your primary source for streamflow data?

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* 4. What is your primary interest for accessing streamflow data?

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* 5. What is your secondary interest for accessing streamflow data? (Check all that apply)

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* 6. Do you know who funds/owns the stream gages that you watch? (check all that apply)

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* 7. How long have you been accessing stream flow data?

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* 8. Which watershed are the gages in that you access the most? You can find a map here that will help.

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* 9. Which gages do you check most often? Specify by the River System, Gage Name, and/or USGS Gage Number.

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* 10. Installation of a gage that measures streamflow and is installed where there is existing infrastructure costs an average of $5,000.  Is this amount -

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* 11. The average yearly costs of operation, maintenance, and calibration of a streamflow gage is $11,840 (for a 6-month streamflow gage) to $18,360 (for a year round streamflow gage).  Is this amount -

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* 12. Is there a gage that you would like to be notified if it might be shut down?

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* 13. Does/has the group that you are affiliated with ever funded a streamgage?

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* 14. What is the zip code of your primary residence.

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* 15. This survey provides basic information about streamgage uses. If you are willing to be contacted with additional, more specific, questions please provide your email address below. (This information will not be shared outside of the survey.)

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