Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center


In this section you will find USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf news and events. If you are with a media outlet and are requesting information please contact:  Jason Burton - USGS Public Affairs Specialist - 678-924-6692 - jburton@usgs.gov

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Date published: May 31, 2018

USGS Hurricane Response Met Challenges in 2017, Prepares for 2018

No one has a crystal ball to foresee what will happen during the 2018 hurricane season that begins June 1, but NOAA forecasters say there’s a 75 percent chance this hurricane season will be at least as busy as a normal year, or busier.

Date published: March 7, 2018

USGS Flood Experts Respond to High Water in Central, Northeastern U.S.

Crews from the U.S. Geological Survey have been in the field for weeks measuring flooding in the Midwest and in the Mississippi River watershed, and more recently flooding and storm tides on the Northern Atlantic coast, as higher temperatures, heavy rain, snowmelt and nor’easters affected numerous states. 

Date published: October 7, 2017

USGS Installs Storm-Tide Sensors Along Gulf Coast for Hurricane Nate

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Nate, visit the USGS Hurricane Nate page at https://www.usgs.gov/nate. 

Date published: September 21, 2017

LMGWSC Weekly Highlights: 9/11/2017 - 9/15/2017

This page contains the weekly highlights from the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center for the week of 9/112017 - 9/15/2017! Please take a look and see what we have been up to!

Date published: December 22, 2016

Low landslide risk after tragic Smokies fires

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is at low risk of one common type of landslide, according to the USGS' first-ever hazard assessment for an Eastern forest fire.

Date published: August 22, 2016

Fighting the Floods

The USGS response to the Louisiana floods is part of the larger USGS flood science mission...

Date published: August 19, 2016

Backwater Flooding in Baton Rouge

Wonder what Backwater Flooding is? We've got your answer here...

Date published: August 19, 2016

Science Continues during Flood Recovery

All affected USGS scientists are alive and well, and our flood work continues...

Date published: August 18, 2016

USGS Records Historic Flooding in South Louisiana

Six streamgages Set peaks of record and 50 stations were overtopped by floodwaters.

Date published: March 11, 2011

Montgomery unveils High Water Mark Sign signifying Alabama River's highest level

High Water Mark Sign marking Alabama River's highest recorded level unveiled in Montgomery