Flood Hazards - A National Threat


This USGS Fact Sheet (2006-3026) illustrates the national scope of the risk of flooding events in the US. The vast majority of counties have experienced at least one presidential disaster declaration related to flooding since 1965. The fact sheet examines the risks and how USGS scientists are studying floods in order to reduce future risks to the US population, property, and infrastructure.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Hydrology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Special Interest: Hazards
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology