Hayes Water Stage Indicator

Montrose W. Hayes joined the U.S. Weather Bureau in 1892, and became Chief of the River and Floods Division in 1929. He developed this instrument in the early 1920s, while working in St. Louis. It is the prototype of the wire weight. The Weather Bureau transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1954.
Currently not on view
Object Name
water stage indicator
ID Number
accession number
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Measuring & Mapping
Water Currents
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Water Currents
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
U.S. Weather Bureau

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