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.
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 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

USGS Contact Information

For questions related to this site or to contribute content, please email TODD KOENIG or BOB HOLMES.

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 eastern U.S. coast in response to Hurricane Irene, deploying stage sensors and rapid deployment real-time streamgages and flying oblique aerial photography of the coastline in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's arrival. The USGS made storm tide, streamflow, and water quality measurements related to hurricane floods and provided geospatial products of Hurricane Irene's movement and the storm aftermath. USGS scientists assessed landslide potential for areas in the path of Hurricane Irene's rainfall.

Hurricane Irene Reports:

Monitoring inland storm tide and flooding from Hurricane Irene along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, August 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1022: A report prepared in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Rapid Deployment Gages

Provisional Flood Peaks

USGS Activities in the News:

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