USGS Scientists Mark a High-Water Mark in Louisiana

Two men mark a high-water mark on a structure

Detailed Description

Daniel McCay and Chris Henry, USGS hydrologic technicians, use a level to draw a line on a high-water mark August 26. In most circumstances, when a high-water mark is flagged it would then be surveyed with GPS equipment to obtain its exact coordinates and elevation. However, because of the possibility of more storms hitting Louisiana the teams were initially only flagging marks at first, in order to get as many as possible. Since Sunday, however, many of the teams have been returning to previously flagged high-water marks to start surveying them.


Image Dimensions: 3993 x 2428

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Location Taken: Denham Springs, LA, US