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.

Unusual end-of-summer rains produced flooding in the Southwest United States, including devastating floods in the Colorado Front Range and major floods in central New Mexico.

Colorado Flood Info

3-day rainfall of nearly 13 inches caused major flooding in river basins near Boulder, Colorado.

New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah Flood Info

Major flooding occurred in the Upper Gila River and Paria River Basins in Arizona, Utah, and new Mexico, beginning on September 9th, resulting in road closures and damage to homes. Click the images below to view flooding along the Rio Puerco river.

USGS photos of the Rio Puerco River during September floods. USGS photos of the Rio Puerco River during September floods. USGS photos of the Rio Puerco River during September floods.

Other News:

Summary Information For 2013 Floods

The Weather Channel: Flood Fight Year after Year

AP: Spending cuts may deep-six crucial flood gauges

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