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Hydrometric observations data

Description of the system

Real-time and historical hydrometric data including stations, water levels and flow data for rivers and lakes across Canada.


How to access the data

The data is available from the MSC GeoMet web services API and on the MSC Datamart data server:

An overview and examples to access and use the Meteorological Service of Canada's open data is available.


The end-user licence for Environment and Climate Change Canada's data servers specifies the conditions of use of this data.

MSC Open Data Service Usage Policy

The MSC Open Data Service Usage Policy determines what constitutes an acceptable use of MSC Open Data services and provides users best practices for optimal use.


The metadata of the real time hydrometric data tool are available on the Open Government Portal

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