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USGS Remembers the Ellicott City Floods (AD)

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On May 27, 2018, the second devastating flash flood in two years swept through historic Ellicott City. Brief but intense rainfall caused the flood which tragically claimed the life of one person and damaged buildings, vehicles, and property.

In the days following, USGS crews surveyed the site, collecting vital information about flood levels and flows. Hydrologists Jonathan Dillow and Ed Doheny (retired) discuss the USGS response in this video.




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