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Flood Policies and Procedures

USGS National Flood Plan
WMA Policy Memo 2016.01
WMA Flood Response Policy
Flood AEP Computation:
Project Alert Form:
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Regional and Local Flood Alerts

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (NV) Monsoon storms impact Las Vegas
Fri, 29 Jul 2022 17:21:33 EDT
Strong monsoons caused peaks at sites in and around Las Vegas, NV
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (KY) Flash flooding in eastern Kentucky, day 2
Fri, 29 Jul 2022 09:35:12 EDT
USGS crews continue response to catastrophic flooding in eastern Kentucky
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (KY) Flash flooding in eastern Kentucky
Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:29:24 EDT
Heavy localized rainfall causing ongoing flash flooding in the upper Kentucky River basin.
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (MO) Continued response to Metro St. Louis flooding event
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 16:36:45 EDT
Historic rainfall in St. Louis Metro Area resulting in major urban flooding, USGS Crews responding.
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (OH) Special low flow measurement on the Mahoning River
Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:54:13 EDT
A special low flow measurement was made on the Mahoning River at Youngstown, Ohio.

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.

The INTERNAL flood page is a dashboard for quick viewing of flood-related activity as well as important links to flood policies (below). Click any image for more details or scroll down for policies and other resources. Link to Event Support Map (current events only)

USGS heads-up display

NOAA/NWS heads-up display

USGS Flood Policies

Flood Procedures

Tri-Agency Fusion Team Links:

Additional Flood Resources


For questions related to this site or to contribute content, please email Todd Koenig or Bob Holmes at the USGS Office of Surface Water.

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