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Connecticut Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Connecticut Lakes and Rivers Map
Connecticut Rivers Shown on the Map:   Connecticut River, Farmington River, Housatonic River, Naugatuck River, Quinebaug River, Quinnipiac River, Scantic River, Shepaug River, Shetucket River, Thames River and Willimantic River.

Connecticut Lakes Shown on the Map:   Bantam Lake, Barkhamsted Reservoir, Boldon Lake, Colebrook River Lake, Easton Reservoir, Gardner Lake, Lake Candlewood, Lake Gaillard, Lake Waramaug, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Moodus Reservoir, Napaug Reservoir, Pachaug Pond, Quaddick Reservoir and Saugatuk Reservoir.


 Connecticut Stream and River Levels
Connecticut river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Connecticut. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Connecticut river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Connecticut Stream and River Level Alerts
Connecticut water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Connecticut stream and river level alerts.


 Connecticut Water Publications
Connecticut precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Connecticut. View the water resource publications for Connecticut here.


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The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Connecticut drought map here.




 Connecticut Precipitation Map
Connecticut precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Connecticut and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Connecticut precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


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