Nation's water picture


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After well-below normal streamflow conditions during May throughout much of the Northeast, recent heavy weekend rainfall (June 5–6) boosted streamflow and produced record high streamflows and flooding in parts of Connecticut. For much of the rest of the nation, May was a month of normal streamflow conditions, according to a month-end check on the nation's water resources by the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

USGS hydrologists said that 60% of the key index gaging stations across the country reported normal streamflow conditions during May. Well-above normal flows were reported in California, Nevada, and several of the Great Plains states.