Streamflow—Water Year 2022

Fact Sheet 2023-3030
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The maps and graphs describe national streamflow conditions for water year 2022 (October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022) in the context of streamflow ranks relative to the 93-year period of water years 1930–2022. Annual runoff in the Nation’s rivers and streams during water year 2022 (8.97 inches) was a slighter smaller than the long-term (1930–2022) mean annual runoff of 9.39 inches for the contiguous United States. Nationwide, the 2022 streamflow ranked the 60th highest out of the 93 years.

Suggested Citation

Jian, X., Wolock, D.M., Lins, H.F., Henderson, R.J., and Brady, S.J., 2023, Streamflow—Water year 2022: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2023–3030, 6 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • National Overview
  • Regional Patterns
  • Seasonal Characteristics
  • High and Low Streamflows
  • Additional Information
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Streamflow—Water year 2022
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2023-3030
DOI 10.3133/fs20233030
Year Published 2023
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Kansas Water Science Center
Description Report: 6 p.; Dataset
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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