December streamflow


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The high streamflows of recent months in the West eased somewhat during December, but streamflows increased in much of the eastern United States, setting many record or near record high flows in several states, according to the monthly check on national water resources conditions by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

USGS hydrologists said that record or near record high average streamflows for the month were set at 36 stations in 24 states from Georgia to Alaska. In contrast to the many historic high flows, reports of low streamflows were isolated and unusual, with most low flows occurring between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains and in the Pacific Northwest (see map, courtesy USGS).