This package uses the banque hydro website to collect historic discharge data from gauging stations throughout France.
The website providing the data and documentation is http://www.hydro.eaufrance.fr/.
Although there is an API to collect real-time discharge data, the historic data is only downloadable for now as unconviently-formatted .csv files, and for registered users only.
banqueHydro package aims at providing this historic discharge data in a more convenient, API-like way, although it relies on web-scraping techniques. Please be aware that web-scraping is a resource-consuming process and that one should refrain from submitting very demanding or unnecessary/redundant queries.
Install it through:
You can access the documentation regarding package riverbed on this site