Integrated Water Analysis Tools

Integrated water analysis tools offer a wide spectrum of valuable information into a single interface.These tools pull and interpret data from different water databases in order to provide more meaningful data. A few of these tools are applications that are geared for the public. The other tools are for users with a thorough background and technical knowledge.


The Ask WATERS application offers a query tool for collecting various data from the WATERS database. There are two kinds of queries available, simple and expert, which answer frequently asked questions about WATERS data.

HAWQS (Hydrologic and Water Quality System)

HAWQS is a water quantity and quality modeling system that evaluates the impacts of management alternatives, pollution control scenarios and climate change scenarios

How's my Waterway

The user-friendly How's my Waterway application shows conditions of local streams, lakes and other waters anywhere in the U.S. For more information please visit How's my Waterway About Page.

My WATERS Mapper

My WATERS Mapper displays the status of NPDES permits for each state, summary information from the Clean Watershed Needs Survey and water quality assessments.

NHDPlus (National Hydrography Dataset Plus)

The NHDPlus framework provides comprehensive data about surface water and water quality.


The WATERS (Watershed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental Results System) framework unites water quality information from various unconnected database systems.

Water Quality Framework

The Water Quality Framework streamlines water quality assessment and reporting by integrating existing systems.