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).

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 Atlantic Coast in response to Hurricane Sandy, deploying and maintaining storm tide sensors real-time streamgages in anticipation of Sandy's arrival. The USGS, in concert with our partners, is providing scientific assessments of the challenges wrought by Sandy.

Hurricane Isaac Reports:

USGS Open File Report: Monitoring Storm Tide and Flooding from Hurricane Sandy Along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, October 2012: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) deployed a temporary monitoring network of water-level and barometric pressure sensors at 224 locations along the Atlantic coast from Virginia to Maine to continuously record the timing, areal extent, and magnitude of hurricane storm tide and coastal flooding generated by Hurricane Sandy. These records were greatly supplemented by an extensive post-flood high-water mark (HWM) flagging and surveying campaign from November to December 2012 involving more than 950 HWMs. Both efforts were undertaken as part of a coordinated federal emergency response as outlined by the Stafford Act under a directed mission assignment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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