Unified Interior Regions

Delaware

Located in the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula of the United States, Delaware is divided into three counties and is on a level plain, with the lowest mean elevation of any state in the nation with its highest elevation not rising fully 450 feet above sea level. An 80 foot ridge extends along the western boundary of the state separating watersheds that feed Delaware River and Bay.

Maryland - Delaware - Washington D.C. Water Science Center

Maryland -  Delaware - Washington D.C. Water Science Center

5522 Research Park Drive
Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: 443-498-5500
Fax: 442-498-5510

MD-DE-DC Water

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USGS
May 5, 2000

Levels increase in ground water and streamflow during April Substantially above-normal precipitation in April resulted in generally high ground-water levels and full reservoirs in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. region, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Baltimore, Maryland.

USGS
April 7, 2000

Continued normal precipitation in March helped to replenish ground-water levels and reservoir supplies in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. region, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Baltimore, Maryland.

USGS
March 7, 2000

Precipitation in February helped to replenish ground-water levels and reservoir supplies in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. region, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Baltimore, Maryland.

USGS
February 8, 2000

Snowfall in January has had minimal impact on replenishing ground water levels and reservoir supplies in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C region, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Baltimore, Maryland.

USGS
December 6, 1999

Below-average streamflows in November caused a drop in reservoir levels and could signal a return to drought conditions if the trend continues over the winter months.

USGS
November 4, 1999

In October, the average daily flow rate in the Potomac River at Little Falls was 5.4 billion gallons per day (bgd) or about 290 percent of the normal October flow rate (1.9 bgd), according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). During October, flow varied from a high of about 15.3 bgd to a low of about 2.1 bgd.

USGS
September 22, 1999

Now that the fallen trees have been removed, most power is restored, and the floods have started to recede, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) personnel have come in from the outdoors to dry off and start working on the streamflow and water-quality data they have been collecting since last Thursday, when Hurricane Floyd came through the area.

USGS
September 16, 1999

You can follow the storm’s flood effects on real-time web sites.

USGS
September 2, 1999

Streamflow in parts of Maryland and Delaware increased last week due to the heavy rainfall. However, the higher flows were short-lived, and flows in most streams have begun to decline to the levels that were observed before the rainfall.

USGS
August 4, 1999

A new low-flow record was set in Brandywine Creek, where the 67.2 million gallons per day (mgd) was the lowest average daily flow in July since the flow became regulated in 1973 by Marsh Creek Reservoir.

USGS
August 4, 1999

Government scientists to measure water levels in Brandywine Creek as area starts to wilt from summer heat and lack of rain.

USGS
August 2, 1999

As crops wither, power plants try to manage overloads, and rivers and streams dwindle to mere trickles, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey are monitoring what could become this century’s worst drought. Such data is used by cities, counties, states and the federal government to plan for water shortages and to determine if similar problems can be avoided in the future.

Maryland - Delaware - Washington D.C. Water Science Center

Maryland -  Delaware - Washington D.C. Water Science Center

5522 Research Park Drive
Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: 443-498-5500
Fax: 442-498-5510

MD-DE-DC Water