Post-Isaac, USGS Ground Crews Gather Storm Surge Data, Survey Coastal Damage
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The worst of the storm may be over, but Isaacs's impacts on the Gulf coastline and the potential for inland flooding continue. While precipitation continues to affect states in the storm track, drought conditions persist in many other parts of the country.
Multiple USGS field crews from several states are recording high-water marks, collecting discharge measurements and obtaining water quality data in coastal and inland Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. This information is important because it is used by the National Weather Service to issue flood warnings, and the data is also used by emergency responders and planners to
USGS field crews have also begun retrieving the 170