This R package is designed to obtain USGS or EPA water quality sample data, streamflow data, and metadata directly from web services. See: (by USGS-R)

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better dataRetrieval alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where dataRetrieval has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-06-07.
  • Looking for packages full of datasets | 2021-06-07
  • [OC] U.S. river conditions Jan 1st - Mar 31st, 2021 at USGS streamgages, animated
    The gage and spatial data were processed in R using dataRetrieval, sf, sp, rgeos, and dplyr. The animation frames were created in R using standard base R graphics, then the frames were stitched together into a video using FFmpeg. Source code can be found on our gage conditions GitHub repository:


Basic dataRetrieval repo stats
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