Water Resources

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Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Active

Hurricane Sandy

Peaking as a Category 3, Hurricane Sandy affected the Carribean and 24 U.S. eastern and central states (including the highly populated coastal areas of New Jersey and New York) from Oct. 22-Nov. 2, 2012, causing nearly $70 billion in damages.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Completed

Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac was a Category 1 storm that made landfall in Louisana on August 28, 2012, causing tornadoes and widespread flooding in five states.

Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Completed

Tropical Storm Lee

During and after Tropical Storm Lee, the USGS made stream flow measurements, sampled suspended sediment, and repaired gages in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and other states in the region.

Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Completed

Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene, peaking as a Category 3 hurricane, battered Carribean Islands and U.S. states all along the eastern seaboard from South Carolina to Maine on August 21-29, 2011.

Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Active

Flood Inundation Map (FIM) Libraries

The Flood Inundation Mapping Program focuses on developing flood inundation map libraries and helping communities pair those libraries with real-time stream data and National Weather Service flood forecasts to form a two-dimensional flood warning system. Together, these products can help communities estimate the extent of a flood and identify at-risk areas and resources in advance of...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Completed

National Brackish Groundwater Assessment

All water naturally contains dissolved solids that can make it "brackish" or distastefully salty. The amount of freshwater for drinking-water, agricultural, industrial, and environmental needs has declined in many areas and has led to concerns about future availability. The USGS conducted a national assessment of brackish aquifers that could supplement or replace freshwater sources.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Active

Emerging Flood Inundation Mapping Technologies

The following technologies represent state-of-the-art tools, methodologies, and techniques that the USGS and our partners are researching and testing. Most of these techniques are experimental and not publicly available, but could significantly improve our ability to plan for and respond to flooding events in the future.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Active

Flood Inundation Mapping - Loss Estimation

Using a flood inundation map library to estimate where floodwaters will go and how deep they will be is crucial for planning and preparing for floods. By performing loss-estimation modeling, the potential physical, economic, and social impacts of disasters can be calculated, helping communities anticipate the effects of flooding and identify specific strategies to reduce losses and speed...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Active

FIM Toolbox: Prepare Your FIM Report

The FIM Toolbox contains comprehensive information on the Flood Inundation Mapping program, including how to develop a flood inundation map library. This section of the FIM Toolbox provides information on how to prepare your FIM report. The Toolbox is updated as new resources become available.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Active

FIM Toolbox: Obtain Approval and Publish Your FIM Library

The FIM Toolbox contains a comprehensive information on the Flood Inundation Mapping program, including how to develop a flood inundation map library. This section of the FIM Toolbox provides information on obtaining approval and publishing your FIM library. The Toolbox is updated as new resources become available.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Active

FIM Toolbox: Outreach and Education Resources

Outreach and education resources to help build flood inundation libraries.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Active

National Streamflow Statistics Program: Known Issues

The National Streamflow Statistics (NSS) Program compiles regression equations for estimating streamflow statistics for every state, Puerto Rico, and a number of metropolitan areas in the U.S. This page documents known issues with the NSS software program.

 

Contacts: Peter McCarthy
Attribution: Water Resources