Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

1987 water year


  • Anonymous


Southeastern Canada and the western United States were unusually dry during water year 1987, which ended in September 1987. The Great Plains, from North Dakota to Texas, were wet, as were isolated areas in the deep South. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologists report that 55% of the streamflow stations that they monitor in the contiguous United States and Puerto Rico showed normal flow during the year. Nearly 30% of the stations were unusually dry.