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Media Advisory: 2011--The Year of the Flood?
Released: 4/12/2011 12:07:14 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: 571-420-9408



What: 

USGS will brief Congress, the media and the public on flood forecasts for 2011.

Why: 

Floods were the number one natural disaster in terms of lives lost and property damage every year during the 20th century. 2011 is likely to be a particularly bad year for flooding. For more than 100 years, the USGS has played a critical role in reducing flood losses by operating a nationwide streamgage network that monitors the water level and flow of the nation’s rivers and streams.

Who:

  • Brian McCallum, Assistant Director, USGS Georgia Water Science Center 
  • Tom Graziano, Chief Hydrologic Services Division, NOAA National Weather Service
  • Brian Hurt, Marathon Oil, (formerly City Engineer Findlay, OH)

Where:

Longworth House Office Building, Room 1334, Washington D.C.

When:

Friday, April 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sponsors:

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)

The briefing is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.


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