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How dangerous is flooding?

Floods are a dangerous hazard throughout the world. On average in the United States, about 165 people are killed and about $2 billion of damage occurs each year. Most people underestimate the power and destructiveness of flood waters.

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USGS map of current flood and high flow conditions in the United States

USGS flood information website

USGS questions and answers about floods

Tags: Floods, Rivers, Water, Sampling, Streams