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

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.

The 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