Hurricane Sandy: Tracking Water Levels

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During and after Hurricane Sandy, the USGS monitored water levels, storm tide, wave height, and high-water marks at over 224 locations. This information helps the USGS and its partners track the storm and respond to the most-impacted areas.

October 2012 Hurricane Sandy Flood Event Viewer

The Flood Event Viewer provides access to USGS monitoring activities during Hurricane Sandy.

The USGS Flood Event Viewer helps USGS and its partners to track of the storm and its impact on surface-water levels. A storm track field is included from NOAA's National Hurricane Center, and real-time USGS streamgage data and Rapid Deployment Gage data are linked through this map-based product.

Storm Surge Sensors are also shown that record fine-resolution storm tide and wave level data. This data became available on the viewer as soon as it was safe to retrieve the sensors and upload the data. In addition, imagery was provided from the National Geodetic Survey.

Following the event, high-water mark (HWM) data was added to the map by field crews soon after collection, including survey data and photos.

 

USGS Hurricane Sandy Activities in the News: