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.

  • 2013 Flood Events

Highlighted 2013 Flood Events

Photo of Fourmile Creek at Orodell, CO (06727500) on September 12, 2013

September Southwest floods

Heavy mid-September rains brought major flooding to parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

NWS 7-day Precipitation map for May 27 to June 3, 2013

May-June Midwest floods

Late May and early June brought additional flooding to Iowa, Missouri Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

NWS 7-day Precipitation map for April 14 to April 21, 2013

April-May Midwest floods

Heavy rainfall (locally as much at 8 inches in some locations) fell across parts of Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana in mid-April, resulting in major flooding on several rivers. Late snow-melt in the northern midwest added to the flooding in late April and early May.

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