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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 (MO) Missouri Flood Response -Western and Central MO
Fri, 06 May 2022 10:40:45 EDT
USGS Central Midwest Water Science Center Responding to flood conditions in western and central Missouri.
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (MN) Flooding in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota, day 2
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 20:21:45 EDT
Flooding continues in tributaries to Red River Basin of Minnesota and North Dakota, and the Rainy River Basin in Minnesota, due to 2-4 inches of rain falling on snow and frozen soils.
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (MN) Major flooding in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota
Mon, 25 Apr 2022 17:03:09 EDT
Major floods are occurring in tributaries to Red River Basin of Minnesota and North Dakota; and the Rainy River Basin in Minnesota as a result of by 2-4 inches of rain falling on snow and still-frozen soils.
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (NY) Flooding in central & eastern New York.
Fri, 08 Apr 2022 11:29:56 EDT
Widespread minor to isolated major flooding in central & eastern New York.
PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (IN) Minor flooding in Indiana and Ohio
Mon, 07 Mar 2022 14:26:35 EST
Minor to moderate flooding is occurring in Indiana and Ohio.
FULL ALERT LISTING

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.

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USGS Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

How to use USGS HDDS to download flood imagery:

  1. Click the HDDS image listed above to open the HDDS site in a separate window.

    (If you have not previously registered on either EarthExplorer or HDDS, select the "Register" link in the top right corner of the screen and go through the registration process. It is a very simple process. Once registered, you will have access to USGS EarthExplorer along with HDDS download capabilities.)

  2. To sign up for the HDDS event 'restricted' access, select the login button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter your usercode and password.
  4. Fill out an access request form.
  5. Select the required event for access.
  6. Complete the justification (text box) and submit.

Please contact Rynn Lamb (lamb@usgs.gov) or Brenda Jones (bkjones@usgs.gov) if you have any questions.


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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