Rivers and streams are reaching record levels as a result of Hurricane Irene’s rainfall, with more than 80 USGS streamgages measuring record peaks. USGS scientists are measuring streamflow and river levels, and repairing and installing streamgages.
Crews continue to collect and analyze storm surge data from Hurricane Irene and document coastal erosion impacts. Other crews are out sampling water for pesticides, E. coli, nutrients, and sediment to document water quality impacts in areas affected by the hurricane.
Links to flooding, storm surge, coastal erosion, and water quality information are available at: