Hurricane Florence Water Footprint Data Visualization

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The water footprint visualization shows patterns of precipitation and river discharge of 18 streamgages impacted by Florence

Watch Florence move through the Carolinas in this data visualization and see USGS streamgage measurements spike as the storm’s extreme rainfall leads to intense flooding. USGS streamgages provide critical information during storms to flood forecasters and emergency managers as they make decisions that contributes to protecting lives and property. Understanding river levels and locations of flooding can make a huge difference in these dangerous storms. The water footprint visualization shows patterns of precipitation and river discharge of 18 USGS streamgages greatly impacted by Florence. USGS photo. (Public domain.)