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USGS Flood Information

Past Flood Events | 2011

Video describing USGS flood efforts during 2011

2011 proved to be another record-breaking flood year in the United States. USGS Water Science Center personnel from North Dakota to Louisiana measured springtime floods on the Red River of the North, the Ohio River, the Mississippi River, and many tributaries. The Missouri River and its tributaries saw record-breaking snow-melt runoff through the summer, followed closely by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in the fall for the East Coast.

The following links outline some of the nation-wide efforts of the USGS to study and document these record-breaking floods:

Summary Information For 2011 Floods


 

Photo: Contrasting USGS Landsat satellite images of Mississippi River in 2006 and 2011
Contrasting USGS Landsat satellite images of Mississippi River near Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas in 2006 and 2011

Flood Photos from USGS Multimedia Gallery


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