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Hurricane Sandy information.

flooding at East Branch Delaware R. at Downsville, New York.

For emergency situations, please contact Gary Firda, Surface Water Specialist at the USGS New York Water Science Center or call our general number (518) 285-5600 and follow the directions to leave voicemail which will be immediately forwarded to a responsible party and responded to as quickly as possible.

Hurricane Sandy Information

New York FloodWatch

This map, (from USGS's WaterWatch Web site), shows the location of sites where the water level is currently at or above flood stage (depicted as a black triangle) or at high flow (depicted as blue circles) The high flow conditions are expressed as percentiles that compare the current (i.e., within the past several hours) instantaneous flow value to historical daily mean flow values for all days of the year. Flood conditions may be more extensive than shown because the National Weather Service (NWS) has not identified a flood stage at all USGS sites. The most complete depiction of sites at or above flood stage is on the NWS River Conditions Map.
New!USGS Flood Inundation Maps , along with Internet information regarding current stage from the USGS streamgage, provide emergency management personnel and residents with information that is critical for flood-response activities, such as evacuations and road closures, as well as for post-flood recovery efforts.

New York FloodWatch

Flood Information

Flood Links

Map of locations where the water level is currently at or above flood stage or at high flow.

Map of flood and high flow condition.

Map legend for below normal 7-day average streamflow condition map

View a larger map.

Rainfall Calculator

Find out how many gallons of water falls on an area when it rains.

All the water in floods comes from the sky—but have you ever wondered just how many gallons of water falls on an area when it rains? You might be surprised at how much water comes down. Use our Water Science rainfall calculator to see how many gallons of water falls from the sky during a rainstorm.

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