Hydrometric data and information service standards: chapter 1


1.0 Introduction

The National Hydrological Service (NHS) provides Canadian hydrometric data and information services. NHS services provide:

  1. near real-time Canadian hydrometric data 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; and
  2. value-added historical Canadian hydrometric data and statistical information.

NHS hydrometric data and information are used in flood risk management, emergency response management, water-resources planning, water allocation, infrastructure planning and design, environmental monitoring and management, analysis of climate change and long-term weather effects, power generation, and recreational uses of waterways. 

This document outlines the service standards for the provision of hydrometric data and information by the NHS.

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