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LOW FLOWS SIGNAL DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN NORTHEASTERN U.S.
Released: 7/26/1995

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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Reston, VA 20192
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Phone: 703-648-4460



Streamflows are below normal throughout the Northeastern United States, contributing to widespread drought conditions, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

The following are flows of rivers in the Northeast at USGS streamflow monitoring stations, as of Mon., July 24, 1995. All numbers are expressed in millions of gallons per day.

River                            Flow-                   Long-Term July                 Percent Below Average
                           Mon., July 24, 1995           Average Flow   

Hudson River 737 mgd 930 mgd 20% at Hadley, NY

Susquehanna River 5403 mgd 9914 mgd 45% at Harrisburg, Pa.

Salmon River 8.2 mgd 41.4 mgd 80% at Hampton, Ct.

For more information on the nation’s water resources from the USGS, call EarthFax, the new fax-on-demand system at (703) 648-4888 and press 3.

(Note to Editors: For additional information on the water resources of New York, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania, reporters may call Grady Moore in Albany, New York at 518-285-5600, Gary Paulachok in Leymoyne, Pennsylvania at 717-730-6900 or Chester Thomas in Hartford, Connecticut at 203-240-3060.)


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