South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC)

Hurricanes

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USGS scientists working during the epic September 2009 flood in Georgia. Power Springs Creek (02336870)
Date Published: March 8, 2018
Status: Active

A major element of the USGS mission is the documentation of the extent and magnitude of extreme hydrologic events, like floods and droughts. The South Atlantic Water Science Center is a leader in monitoring extreme water conditions, from droughts and falling groundwater levels to floods and storm-tide surges to water-quality problems.

Hurricane Irene, satellite view, NASA
Date Published: May 31, 2017
Status: Active

Hurricane Information for Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Coastal Change Portal Hurricane Matthew 2016
Date Published: February 22, 2017

As Hurricane Matthew moves up the Atlantic coast of the U.S., the USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC) deployed most of the USGS Storm-Tide Network along the Atlantic coast to monitor the timing, extent, and magnitude of the storm tide during the passage of Hurricane Matthew.

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USGS scientist deploying sensor
Date Published: December 22, 2016

As part of the statewide response to the flooding, the USGS and S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) conducted a cooperative study to collect high-water mark (HWM) data at 50 selected road crossings.

The HWM elevations and descriptive data have been posted on the USGS Short-Term Network (STN). The STN is a national-...