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. 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 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.

August thunderstorm flooding:

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.

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KTVK News: USGS surveys flood aftermath in N. Phoenix

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ABC15 News: Skunk Creek flooding first of its kind

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CBS5 News: U.S. Geological Survey calls Tuesday flood a 'flow'

September: Hurricane Odile:

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.

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USGS Multimedia Gallery: Hurricane Odile, AZ Flooding September 2014, USGS at Work

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