May streamflow


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Streamflows during May showed marked contrasts between the southeastern states, where streams from North Carolina to Florida set new record low flows for May, and the Midwest, where streams in Minnesota and Iowa were at record high flows for the same period, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). USGS hydrologists said that 43% (75 stations) of the index streamflow gaging stations across the country reported May flows that were well below average. The majority of these stations are located in the East and Southeast. The remainder of the 173 stations that are monitored each month showed 35% (60 stations) with average flows and 22% (38 stations) with well above average flows. Most of these latter stations were located in the Midwest and Great Plains states.