April streamflow


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Record or near-record low streamflows— including some of the lowest April flows in nearly 50 years of record—were reported all along the East Coast from Maine to Florida during April, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). In contrast, well above average flows for the month were reported on many streams in the Midwest, Far West, and Rocky Mountain states.

USGS hydrologists said 36% (60 stations) of the key index stream-gaging stations, almost all of them along the East Coast, reported streamflow in the well below normal range— within the lowest 25% of historic record. Of the remaining stations, 41% (67 stations) reported flows in the normal range, while 23% (37 stations), mostly in the West and Far West, reported well above normal flows.