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. Alabama Arkansas Illinois Indiana Kansas Louisiana Montana North Dakota Oklahoma Tennessee Wyoming Texas Alaska Arizona 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 Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin

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

USGS Contact 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.

USGS scientists, engineers, and technicians worked along the Gulf coast in response to Hurricane Isaac, deploying and maintaining storm tide sensors real-time streamgages in anticipation of Isaac's arrival. The USGS, in concert with our partners, is providing scientific assessments of the challenges wrought by Isaac.

Hurricane Isaac Reports:

USGS Open File Report: Monitoring Storm Tide and Flooding from Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast of the United States, August 2012: a report prepared under a mission assignment with the Federal Emergency Management Agency detailing coastal area data collection by the USGS.

The data from the Hurricane Isaac storm-tide network constitute an extensive collection of continuous water-level records documenting a single, landfall hurricane. The data can be used to evaluate the performance of storm-tide models for maximum and incremental water level and flood extent and for site-specific effects of storm tide on natural and anthropogenic features of the environment.

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