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.
Heavy thunderstorms in the northern portions of Maricopa County caused flooding on Skunk Creek, Cave Creek, New River, Agua Fria River, and Hassayampa River. Water from Skunk Creek flooded parts of Interstate Highway 17 as flows crossed the CAP Canal.
The remnants of Hurricane Odile brought significant rainfall to the Southwest on September 17th through the 20th. Southeastern Arizona received the most widespread rainfall from the storm, with over three inches of rain in Sierra Vista, Bisbee and the Douglas areas.