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2010

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Annual Water Summary 2010

2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

March 2006 Despite Recent Rain, Regional Streams Still Low

2005

January 2005 Water Levels Normal to Above Normal
February 2005 Flow Below Normal in Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay
March 2005 Water Levels Near Normal
April-May-June 2005 Water Levels Fall as Summer Arrives
July-August-September 2005 Lack of Rain Causes Water Levels to Drop
October-November-December 2005 Water Resources Plentiful at End of December 2005

2004

January 2004 Cold, Dry January Leads to Drop in Water Levels
February 2004 Streamflow and Groundwater Levels Normal to Above Normal in February
March 2004 Streamflow and Groundwater Levels Fell in March
April 2004 Streams Rise to Above Normal Levels in Maryland
May 2004 Streams Return to Normal Levels in Maryland and Delaware during May
June 2004 Water Levels Normal to Above Normal in June
July 2004 Localized Flooding in Northeastern Maryland and Delaware in July
August 2004 August Hurricanes Raise Water Levels in Southern Maryland
September 2004 Highest September Flow to the Chesapeake Bay Since 1937
October 2004 Dry October Causes Water Levels to Drop
November 2004 Water Levels Remain Generally Above Normal
December 2004 2004 Ends with Normal to Above Normal Water Levels

2003

January 2003 Maryland and Delaware Streamflow and Groundwater Levels Remain Normal in January 2003
February 2003 Exceptionally Wet February Leads to High Water Levels
March 2003 Water Levels High in March - Water Restrictions Lifted
April 2003 April Water Levels Normal
May 2003 Streamflow and Groundwater Levels High in May
June 2003 Record Breaking High Water Levels in Maryland and Delaware
July 2003 Flow into Chesapeake Bay near Record High Levels
August 2003 Third Consecutive Month of High Flow into the Chesapeake Bay
September 2003 Flow to Chesapeake Bay in Water Year 2003 Second Highest Since 1937
October 2003 Record High Groundwater Levels in October 2003
November 2003 More Record-High Water Levels in November 2003
December 2003 Wettest Year Leads to Record-High Water Levels Including Third Highest Flow to Chesapeake Bay in December 2003

2002

January 2002 Drought Results in Second Lowest January Streamflow to the Bay
February 2002 Drought Conditions Lead to Record-Breaking Low Water Levels Across Maryland and Delaware
March 2002 The Drought in Full Bloom: Low Water Levels Result in Water Restrictions
April 2002 April Showers Not Enough to Raise Groundwater Levels
May 2002 Groundwater Levels Reflect Long-Term Effects of Drought
June 2002 Record Low Water Levels Show the Effects of Long-Term Hydrologic Drought
July 2002 Drought Conditions Lead to 10 Record Low Monthly Groundwater Levels in July
August 2002 Groundwater in Parts of Maryland Reaches Lowest Levels Since 1962, Despite Late August Rains
September 2002 Water Levels Remain at Record-Setting Lows
October 2002 Water Levels Rise Across Maryland and Delaware, But Drought Persists in Some Areas
November 2002 Hydrologic Drought Wanes as Water Levels Rise
December 2002 2002: A Record-Setting Year for Low Groundwater Levels - Water Levels Recover to Normal in December 2002

2001

January 2001 Streamflow Still Low in Maryland in January
February 2001 Water Levels Improve, But Are Still Below Normal
March 2001 Spring Rains Help Water Levels
April 2001 Water Levels Still Normal in April, but More Rain is Needed
May 2001 Needed Rain Helps Avert a Drought in May
June 2001 Water Levels Continued to Improve in June
July 2001 High and Low Water Levels in July
August 2001 Water Levels Stable in August
September 2001 Water Levels Low in Northern Maryland
October 2001 Dry October Leads to Low Water Levels
November 2001 Record Low Water Levels Set in November
December 2001 Below Normal Rainfall and Warm Temperatures Lead to Record Low Water Levels in December

2000

January 2000 January Streamflow and Groundwater Levels Still Low
February 2000 Water Conditions Improving in Maryland, Delaware, and D.C.
March 2000 Water Conditions Continue to Improve in Maryland, Delaware, and D.C.
April 2000 Water Conditions Continue to Improve in Maryland, Delaware, and D.C.
May 2000 Water conditions begin to decline in Maryland, Delaware, and D.C.
June 2000 June Water Conditions Normal in Maryland, Delaware, and D.C.
July 2000 July Water Conditions Continue Normal in Maryland, Delaware, and D.C.
August 2000 August Water Conditions Above Normal in Maryland, Delaware, and D.C.
September 2000 September Water Conditions Above Normal in Maryland, Delaware, and D.C.
October 2000 Despite Lack of Rain October Water Conditions near Normal
November 2000 Streamflow in Maryland Beginning to Show the Effects of Lack of Rain
December 2000 Streamflow to Chesapeake Bay in 2000 Reflects Dry Autumn

1999

December 1999 Flow Into Chesapeake Bay Lowest Since 1960s Drought


More Information

Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia
USGS Drought Watch
USGS Water Summary
Streamflow
Groundwater
Chesapeake Bay
USGS Streamflow and Groundwater levels
U.S. Drought Monitor from the National Drought Mitigation Center

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