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Northwest Historical Flood Information

Floods are a natural and inevitable part of life along the rivers in the United States. The average annual flood loss in the United States cost $3.5 billion, with a maximum loss of $49.7 billion in 2005. The annual deaths as a cause of flooding is 128 per year. The maximum in one year was 554 in the 1972.
  January 2011, Oregon, Washington, and Central Idaho
    - Summary
  December 2010, Northwest Washington
    - Summary
December 2007, SW Washington and NW Oregon
- Introduction
- Part 1, Summary of Events
- Part 2, Verification
June 2006, Libby - Bonners Ferry
- Summary
April 2006, Weiser River
- Summary
December 2005, Southwest Oregon
- Full Report
October 2003, Northwest Washington
- Summary
- Photos
- Full Report
February 1996, Pacific Northwest
- NOHRSC
- USGS
November 1995, Western Washington
- USGS


National Flood Summary Archives
  Flood Loss Reports
  Flood Fatalities
  Flood Damages


Flood Related Papers and Publications
  January 2003
    - USGS - Report on Large Floods in the United States

  November 1996
    - Lessons Taught by Floods in the United States of America

  June 1996
    - The Great USA Flood of 1993

  April 1995
    - Johnstown Floods