Water Resources of the United States
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:31:26 EST
Summary: Inland riverine flooding from Hurricane Sandy was minimal. Final Summary of USGS inland flood response efforts.
Hurricane Sandy was a devestating event to a large part of the Atlantic Coast of the United States. However, Sandy did not produce the amounts of rainfall that were expected prior to landfall, thus inland riverine flooding was only moderate when compared to other recent floods in the northeastern United States. USGS made 159 special measurements of volumetric streamflow during Sandy-induced riverine flooding to verify existing stage-discharge rating relations. Only 2 peak of records were measured at existing USGS streamgages, with 1 of those peaks being at a relatively new streamgage. USGS had to extend 3 of its existing ratings in support of partner agencies.
Sub-Region: Midwest, Mid Atlantic, New England; Region: Eastern United States, Central United States