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Arizona Flood Warning System
STATUS
Development
AVAILABILITY
Web
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Contact the Arizona Department of Water Resources Surface Water Division
Surface In-Situ Networks
The AFWS collects rainfall and stage information from data collection sites statewide, and transmits the data to participating agencies using Automated Local Evaluation in Real-Time (ALERT) technology and line-of-site radio telemetry. Data are transferred to and from a computer hub located at the Salt River Project. In addition, there are a host of products offered to aid in assessing flood threat. Weather data are currently available from the AFWS website, including radar and satellite imagery, watershed conditions, Salt River Project reservoir operations, and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgage data from around the state
CONTACT
Brian Cosson
Arizona Dept. of Water Resources
Flood Mitigation Section 3550 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012-2105
602-771-8657
btcosson@azwater.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameAFWS
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork Collective
PurposeEmergency response
LocationArizona
Number of Stations300
Map of StationsAFWS.org
Categorymeteorology, hydrology
Parameters (Most)Collect streamflow and rainfall information using ALERT technology
Paramters (Limited)
ArchiveSalt River Project
Period of Record5-15 years
Temporal Resolution
Data SeasonVaries
Data AvailabilityVaries
Other PurposesForcasting
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
UPDATED ON
17 Dec 2009 16:33