Flash Floods: USGS Against the Water

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Detailed Description

A glimpse at the often dangerous task USGS employees make every year to obtain stream flow measurements from flood events.


Date Taken:

Length: 00:02:22

Location Taken: Tucson, AZ, US


This video provides footage of flash floods
recorded by staff of the Arizona Water Science

Center from the 1980’s until recent years,
and the work the USGS does during those flash


The work seen here can be dangerous, especially
during high flows, but the USGS are trained

professionals and any actions on their part
should not be attempted by civilians.