Water Resources of the United States

Regional and Local Flood Alerts

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (TX) Minor Flooding in North Texas
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:58:05 EST
Minor Flooding in North Texas
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (AR MS TN) Lower Mississippi-Gulf WSC Flood Response
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:51:09 EST
Several rivers in the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center area have exceeded National Weather Service minor flood levels and the Water Science Center has several crews in the field making discharge measurements and collecting water-quality samples.
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (MI) Continued high water in Michigan
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:56:12 EST
The lower half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan received as much as 4 inches of rain Monday-Wednesday. Some moderate to major flooding is continuing.
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (IN) Ongoing major category floods in Indiana
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:47:13 EST
Major category flooding continues in northern Indiana.
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (MI) Rainfall and snowmelt flooding in Michigan to continue for next 1-5 days.
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:07:30 EST
The lower half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan has received as much as 4 inches of rain since last Monday night. This rainfall system had moved off by mid-day today. Some moderate to major flooding is predicted over the next 1-5 days.

State-based Flood Information

There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State. Alabama Arkansas Georgia Illinois Indiana Kansas Louisiana Montana North Carolina North Dakota Oklahoma South Carolina Tennessee Wyoming Texas Alaska Arizona California Caribbean Colorado Connecticut Florida Hawaii Idaho Iowa Kentucky Maine Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Massachusettes Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Dakota Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin

Click the map above to visit a State-specific flood page (if available), or check out one of these State flood databases:

Colorado Flood Database

Oklahoma Flood Database

Related Links

US Army Corps of Engineers Flood Risk Management
ESRI Current Flood conditions with social media
100-Year Flood--It's All About Chance - poster discussing the meaning and use of probability language in flood characterization.
USGS Water Science School - a comprehensive, down-to-earth introduction to water science.

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 Flood Event Viewer: Providing Hurricane and Flood Response Data

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The USGS streamgage network is the largest streamgage network in the US, but even with over 8,000 real-time stations, more data is needed for certain storms. During large, short-term events, the USGS collects additional data (high-water marks, additional sensor deployments) to aid in documenting high-water events. This short-term event data is uploaded to the USGS Short-Term Network (STN) for long-term archival. The USGS Flood Event Viewer provides convenient, map-based access to storm-surge and other event-based data collected within the USGS STN.

The Flood Event Viewer (FEV) application and STN database are designed to encourage, but not require, repeated visits to temporary sensor deployment (wave or water level) or HWM locations. By developing a system that encourages repeated, as-needed deployments in the same locations, the system facilitates the development of longer-term datasets of storm events than would be feasible by relying on field personnel's memories of previous deployments or interpretations of paper records alone. Efficient responses to significant events have become a cornerstone of the USGS Hazards Response.

For more information about the details of this program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Many ways to access flood event data, brought to you by the Web Informatics and Mapping (WIM):

Helpful paper forms for offline use:

(Users with a PDF reader may be able to complete these fillable forms directly on a tablet or notebook PC in the field. Forms can also be printed.)

(Special thanks to Ryan Hollins for this version of the forms!)

For questions related to this site or to contribute content, please email Todd Koenig.

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