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Welcome to IMA Dashboard, an ongoing effort to measure various aspects of the Museum's performance. We welcome your comments on our progress in serving the IMA's mission. To navigate the Dashboard in particular areas, the tabs at the top of the screen drop down to allow for more detail. The goal of the Dashboard is to seek to quantify and report out on areas of activity of general interest to museum observers and to particular interest to museum studies specialists, colleagues, and patrons.

Dashboard Series: Stream Gauge Height

Height of the White River at the IMA

The latest USGS stream gauge reading from 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park.



This chart shows data that was measured by the U.S. Geological Survey stream gauge sensor monitoring the White River at the IMA. This type of chart is known as a hydrograph, and shows the level of a stream over a period of time. Hydrographs are used to assess the extent of flooding in an area, and we hope to make use of this data to inform our visitors about the condition of 100 Acres.

The readings from the sensor located in the park are typically between about four and eight feet, but can approach flood stage at twelve feet when major storms pass through the region.

*The colored regions indicate the flood and action stages reported by the National Weather Service on March 9, 2011.


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