Related to library inquiries, much of the country's population is experiencing flooding or drought conditions at the moment, the USGS information sources may be of interest:

And also, the Denver Federal Center farmers market is back with plenty of food trucks for lunch and tons of local produce : 



Animation of flood and high flow condition maps for June 2015 :

WaterWatch Streamflow Map :

Flood Inundation Mapping (FIM) Program :

Flood Table :

Google Earth Streamgages KML Files for each State, includes real-time streamflow option to download  :

Note, when I help people in the library, I show them how to layer all the USGS data, such as maps through time, geologic maps, hydrologic maps, streamgages, earthquake events, oil/gas well maps, mineral maps, and so on, in Google Earth, which they can save to their desktop/laptop for meetings and outreach events...

Trinity River Flooding, Texas, Landsat imagery:



The California Drought: 

Washington State: USGS and Department of Ecology Streamflow Gages  :,45.3882,-116.8684,48.9922

Alaska :

USGS Cumulative Streamflow Hydrograph Builder:

Drought Table :


Comparison of Streamflow Maps

Current conditions of all streamflow gages in United States: 

Current conditions of groundwater levels in United States :


Water news stories: 

Colorado high waters take toll; two dead, two more presumed dead

River level to be eased Tuesday

Kayaker killed in accident was popular Snowmass ski instructor

If your agency is at Denver Federal Center or in the Denver area and you have natural hazards and(or) man-made hazards handouts for the public, I can add them to my outreach in the library...

Please stay safe, and enjoy the day!

Emily C. Wild
Librarian (Physical Scientist)
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Library
Denver Federal Center
ph: (303) 236-1003
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