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Significant Floods in the United States During the 20th Century
This website offers general and historical information concerning catastrophic floods in the United States. It includes USGS flood measurement techniques, an accompanying map and table locating and describing 32 of the most significant floods of the 20th century, and information on regional, flash, ice-jam, storm-surge, dam and levee-failure, debris, landslide, and mudflow floods. It also provides links to reports and journal articles, abstracts, fact sheets, and press releases.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Ref. material
  • Hydrology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of most USGS web pages is in the public domain, not all the information on our site is in the public domain. Some images/graphics are used by USGS with permission. For other uses, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under the copyright law. You are welcome to make a link to any of the Web pages USGS has published on the Internet. There is no need to request permission. Use of the USGS visual identifier (logo) is restricted to official publications.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-836
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: United States Geological Survey-Kansas