Water Resources of the United States


USGS Flood-related Publications

Visit the USGS Flood Reports page for floods dating back over 100 years.

Related Links

Archive of USGS Project Alert flood notices - local and regional flood briefs since 2008.
USGS Historic Storm Tide Sensor Map - see where the USGS has collected storm surge data during past events.
100-Year Flood--It's All About Chance - poster discussing the meaning and use of probability language in flood characterization.
Video: 2011: The Year of the Flood

State-based Flood Information

There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State. Illinois Indiana Kansas Louisiana Montana North Dakota Tennessee Wyoming Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Caribbean Colorado Connecticut Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Iowa Kentucky Maine Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Massachusettes Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin

Click a State to go to the specific flood page for that State or Region (if available).

Contact USGS Flood Information

For questions related to this site or to contribute content, please email TODD KOENIG or BOB HOLMES at the USGS Office of Surface Water.

USGS Flood Information   

The USGS provides practical, unbiased information about the Nation's rivers and streams that is crucial in mitigating hazards associated with floods. This site provides information about the USGS activities, data, and services provided during regional high-flow events, such as hurricanes or multi-state flooding events. The USGS response to these events is typically managed by the National Floods Specialist.

2011 Flood Events

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


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