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Of Current Interest

New Report: Methods for Estimating the Magnitude and Frequency of Floods for Urban and Small, Rural Streams in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina

The USGS recently released a report describing updated flood-frequency statistics and techniques for urban and small, rural basins in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

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SIR 2014-5030

Methods for Estimating the Magnitude and Frequency of Floods for Urban and Small, Rural Streams in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, 2011

Similar to the recent update of flood-frequency (FF) statistics and techniques for rural basins in the same three states, the updated techniques in this report can be used to estimate flood-frequency statistics for urban and small rural (less than 1 sqmi) streams in the Piedmont, Sand Hills, and Coastal Plain regions in North Carolina. The techniques were developed via analyses of observed annual peak-flow records at 488 urban and rural USGS streamgages across a multi-state region. Availability of the updated techniques is considered to provide a stronger set of relations for estimating flood-frequency statistics for these basins.

The online site for the report provides a spreadsheet application tool (XLS, 1.58 MB) to help users quickly estimate the flood-frequency statistics for a site of interest.

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Recent Publications

OFR 2014-1192
Quality of Surface-Water Supplies in the Triangle Area of North Carolina, Water Year 2009
By C.A. Pfeifle, M.J. Giorgino, and R.B. Rasmussen
Open File Report 20141192
SIR 2014-5171
Using Stable Isotopes of Nitrogen and Oxygen to Identify Sources of Nitrate in Three Creeks, Durham County, North Carolina, 201112
By Kristen Bukowski McSwain, Megan B. Young, and Mary L. Giorgino
Scientific Investigations Report 20145171
SIR 2014-5169
Hydrogeology, Hydraulic Characteristics, and Water-Quality Conditions in the Surficial, Castle Hayne, and Peedee Aquifers of the Greater New Hanover County Area, North Carolina, 201213
By Kristen Bukowski McSwain, Laura N. Gurley, and Dominick J. Antolino
Scientific Investigations Report 20145169

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USGS CoreCast: Groundwater Awareness Week is March 6-12
From large drawdowns in the Great Plains aquifer to arsenic in some wells in New England, this episode of CoreCast highlights six different USGS groundwater studies all across the United States, including Wake County in North Carolina. (7.68 Mb)

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