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.
The 2012 Water Year began with brief flooding in the Northwest and included spring floods in the upper Midwest and summer floods in Florida and Texas. A very dry year followed for most of the Midwest, punctuated with limited relief by Hurricane Isaac in late August and early September.