Floods and the South Atlantic Water Science Center

Science Center Objects

Flooding Resources

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FloodWatch

Screenshot of the Flood Watch web page

The USGS FloodWatch website is a map-based resource from USGS WaterWatch that gives users hourly visual updates for flood conditions at over 3000 locations across the United States. Learn how to use FloodWatch.
► USGS FloodWatch:  Georgia  ||  North Carolina  ||  South Carolina  ||  USA

 

 

USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Program

Flood inundation mapping - Use an interactive tool to view flooded landscape at variable river heights.

The USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Program (FIM) partners with local communities and other government agencies to develop and validate flood inundation map libraries. Click the title above to visit the USGS FIM website and learn more about available tools. Completed projects are collected on the USGS National Flood Inundation Mapper, brought to you by the USGS Wisconsin Internet Mapping Group (WiM). Click the image on the left to go straight to the Mapper.
 

 

 

USGS Flood Event Viewer

Flood Event Viewer

The USGS operates an event-based mobile storm-surge sensor network to capture information about coastal and inland storm tides. Click the title above to learn more about the USGS Short-Term Network, or click the image at left to go straight to the USGS Flood Event Viewer.

 

 

USGS Peak Streamflow Data

Icon - Peak Streamflow
(Public domain.)

The National Water Information System (NWIS) is the USGS water data portal where you can find a wealth of historic and real-time data related to floods. Click the image at left or the title above to go to the NWIS website where you can query for peak streamflow data by station, State, or region. Or, click here to go to the main NWIS page for a broader range of data.
► Peak Streamflow Data:  Georgia  ||  North Carolina  ||  South Carolina  ||  USA

 

USGS WaterAlert and WaterNow Data Delivery Services

USGS WaterAlert

The National Water Information System (NWIS) is the USGS water data portal where you can find a wealth of historic and real-time data related to floods. Click the image at left or the title above to go to the NWIS website where you can query for peak streamflow data by station, State, or region. Or, click here to go to the main NWIS page for a broader range of data.

 

WaterNow

USGS WaterNow

Want to know what's happening right now? Request real-time information from any USGS streamgage with the USGS WaterNow text service. This service responds to your text message with information about the current stage, streamflow, or other parameters collected at the gage. Click the image at left or the title above to learn how.

Poster: 100-Year Flood--It's All About Chance

How can a 100-year flood strike twice in 15 years? This is a downloadable poster discussing the meaning and use of probability language in flood characterization.

 

 

StreamStats

Image of North Carolina StreamStats version 3, home page

The USGS StreamStats website is a GIS-based web tool for estimating streamflows at gaged and ungaged locations. Features similar to the NSS program are presented to users with no programs to install. Users can visit the StreamStats website linked here and click on a stream location on the interactive map to compute estimated streamflows for floods and other statistics. Additional statistics at gaged locations are also presented.