- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 17, 2008


The U.S. Geological Survey says it has developed an online map that tracks flood conditions across the nation.

Officials said the new system is part of the USGS WaterWatch suite of Web-based streamflow products.

“The water monitoring systems shown on this map help ensure timely and uninterrupted water information for forecasters, emergency managers, scientists and the general public,” said Robert Hirsch, USGS associate director for water. “Improved flood monitoring and assessment will help reduce the risks to communities, property and human life.”

The real-time water monitoring and other information available on the Web site include current flood levels, historical peaks and National Weather Service flood forecasts. Monthly flood reports are also available that include maximum flows and compare the data to previous years at each station.

The map is available at https://water.usgs.gov/waterwatch/?m=flood&w;=map&r;=us.

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