Summer 2011 Missouri River Basin flood

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Learn more about USGS flood activities related to the 2011 Missouri River Basin Flood resulting from higher-than-average snowmelt runoff combined with heavy spring rains.

USGS crews from Montana to Missouri watched closely as a higher-than-average snowmelt runoff combined with heavy spring rains advanced down the Missouri River system. Large reservoirs managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are carefully managed with the help of data from the USGS streamgaging network to control flood levels.

June 2011 Mississippi River flood

June 2011 Mississippi River flood photograph

USGS Missouri River Reports:

The following studies from USGS Professional Paper 1798 detail some of the scientific work done by USGS researchers on 2011 flooding in the Missouri River Basin.

 

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