Fact Sheet 2009–3049
The U.S. Geological Survey Maine Water Science Center has worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for decades to document the magnitude and extent of major floods in Maine. Reports describing the May 2006 and April 2007 floods in southern Maine are examples of this cooperative relationship. The documentation of peak stream elevations and peak streamflow magnitudes and recurrence intervals provides essential information for the delineation of flood plains and for flood-mitigation decisions by local, State, and Federal emergency management officials.
First posted July 7, 2009
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Lombard, P.J., 2009, Floods of May 2006 and April 2007 in Southern Maine: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3049, 2 p., available online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3049.