March streamflow


  • Anonymous


With the exception of a broad band in the Great Lakes-Ohio Valley region and a small area in the far west, most of the nation's streams experienced a very wet March. One third of the key index streams across the country experienced average to well above average flows, and record high flows were set for the month in New York, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Of the 173 key index streamflow-gaging stations that are routinely monitored by the USGS, 58 stations (33%) reported well above average flows for the month, 81 stations (47%) reported average flows, and 34 stations (20%) reported well below average flows.