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USGS Measures Flooding Streamflow at Baton Rouge

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USGS sets out to measure streamflow on the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge, sailing past the USS Kidd, a World War II destroyer.

In late 2015/early 2016 unusually large rainfall in the Upper Mississippi River Valley led to significant flooding in Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. USGS crews responded to the flooding by collecting streamflow and water quality information and providing it to emergency responders.


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