Water Resources

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Date published: February 27, 2019
Status: Completed

Hurricane Jose

Although Hurricane Jose had weakened to a tropical storm by the time it affected the U.S. from September 20-26, 2017, it generated large waves and storm surge from Florida to New England.

Date published: February 27, 2019
Status: Completed

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma was an extrememly powerful Category 5 hurricane that affected southeastern U.S. states and numerous Caribbean islands from Aug. 30 to Sept. 11, 2017.

Date published: February 27, 2019
Status: Completed

Hurricane Harvey

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck Texas as a Category 4 storm, causing an estimated $125 billion in damage.

Date published: February 27, 2019
Status: Completed

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Mathew was a Category 5 storm that caused widespread destruction from Sept. 28 to Oct. 10, 2016, in the southeastern U.S., the Bahamas, and the Greater Antilles.

Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Completed

August-September 2014 Southwest Floods

Learn more about USGS flood activities related to the August-September 2014 Floods, caused by heavy rains followed by remnants of Hurricane Odile which brought major flooding to parts of Arizona.

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