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USGS Flood Information

Introduction:

This is the USGS Water Resources website containing information about flood events tracked by the USGS National Floods Specialist. It is the best starting point for information about current and past floods, and includes links to alerts, maps, photographs, and videos.

Objectives:

This website provides information that would be helpful in developing a classroom activity to engage students with streamflow data and the processes of forecasting flood magnitude and timing, and/or learning about flood control systems and emergency response.

Instructions:

Use this website to find information on streamflow data and the processes of forecasting flood magnitude and timing, and/or learning about flood control systems and emergency response.