Flood

A rising body of water (as in a stream, lake, or sea, or behind a dam) that over tops its natural or artificial confines and that covers land not normally under water; esp. any relatively high stream flow that overflows its banks in any reach of the stream, or that is measured by gage height or discharge quantity. Resulting impacts include flooding, erosion and damage to infrastructure. Neuendorf, K.K.E., Mehl, J.P., Jr., and Jackson, J.A., ed., 2005, Glossary of Geology: American Geological Institute, 799 p.

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AOF 125 Report Map
Riehle, J.R., Emmel, K.S., and Bolm, J.G., 1981, Reconnaissance report on surficial geology of the coastal area from Tolstoi Point to Cape Nome, Norton Sound, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Alaska Open-File Report 125, 27 p., 3 sheets, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/42
B 2139 Report
Keith, T.E.C., 1995, The 1992 eruptions of Crater Peak vent, Mount Spurr Volcano, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2139, 220 p.
GB 1 Report Map
Pewe, T.L., and Reger, R.D., 1983, Guidebook to Permafrost and Quaternary Geology along the Richardson and Glenn Highways between Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Guidebook 1, 263 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000. doi:10.14509/263
GB 2 Report
Walker, H.J., 1983, Guidebook to permafrost and related features of the Colville River delta: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Guidebook 2, 34 p. doi:10.14509/264
GB 5 Report
Rawlinson, S.E., 1983, Guidebook to permafrost and related features at Prudhoe Bay: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Guidebook 5, 150 p. doi:10.14509/267
HA 294 Map
Childers, J.M., and Meckel, J.P., 1967, Flood of August 1967 at Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas 294, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.
HA 455 Report Map
Post, Austin, and Mayo, L.R., 1971, Glacier dammed lakes and outburst floods in Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas 455, 10 p., 3 sheets, scale 1:1,000,000.
IR 195-10 Report
Jasper, M.W., 1956, Field trip to Lazy Mountain silver prospect, Houston gas-oil drilling, and Slate Creek operation: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Itinerary Report 195-10, 4 p. doi:10.14509/552
MF 489 Map
Yeend, Warren, comp., 1973, Preliminary geologic map of a prospective transportation route from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Canadian border, Part I, Beechey Point and Sagavanirktok quadrangles: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 489, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.
MF 494 Map
Yeend, Warren, comp., 1973, Preliminary geologic map of a prospective transportation route from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Canadian border, Part 2, Mt. Michelson Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 494, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.
MF 501 Map
Yeend, Warren, and Brosge, W.P., comp., 1973, Preliminary geologic map of a prospective transportation route from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Canadian border, Part III, Arctic Quadrangle (north half), Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 501, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.
MF 522 Map
Yeend, Warren, and Brosge, W.P., comp., 1973, Preliminary geologic map of a prospective transportation route from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Canadian border, Part IV, Arctic and Table Mtn. quadrangles: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 522, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.
MP 39 Report
Pinney, D.S., and Combellick, R.A., 2000, Geologic hazards in and near proposed State of Alaska oil and gas sale, North Slope Foothills: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 39, 7 p. doi:10.14509/2663
MP 124
Cameron, C.E., Thoms, E.E., and Gallo, C.A., 2002, Preliminary engineering-geologic database of the proposed Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System (ANGTS) corridor from Prudhoe Bay to Livengood, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 124. doi:10.14509/2861
MP 132 Report
Stevens, D.S.P., and Craw, P.A., 2003, Geologic hazards in and near the northern portion of the Bristol Bay Basin: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 132, 11 p. doi:10.14509/2943
MP 134 Report
Stevens, D.S.P., and Craw, P.A., 2004, Geologic hazards on and near the northern coast of the Alaska Peninsula: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 134, 20 p. doi:10.14509/3311
MP 154 Report Map
Tschetter, T.J., Kinsman, N.E.M., and Fish, A.M., 2014, Color-indexed elevation maps for flood-vulnerable coastal communities in western Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 154, 20 p., 20 sheets, scale 1 inch = 500 feet. doi:10.14509/29129
OF 71-103 Map
Ferrians, O.J., Jr., 1971, Preliminary engineering geologic maps of the proposed trans-Alaska pipeline route, Philip Smith Mountains quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 71-103, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.
OF 71-104 Map
Ferrians, O.J., Jr., 1971, Preliminary engineering geologic maps of the proposed trans-Alaska pipeline route, Valdez quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 71-104, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.
OF 72-215 Report
Lamke, R.D., 1972, Floods in the summer of 1971 in south-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-215, 88 p.
OF 72-230 Report
Lemke, R.W., and Yehle, L.A., 1972, Regional and other general factors bearing on evaluation of earthquake and other geologic hazards to coastal communities of southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-230, 99 p.
OF 75-250 Report Map
Lemke, R.W., 1975, Reconnaissance engineering geology of the Ketchikan area, Alaska, with emphasis on evaluation of earthquake and other geologic hazards: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-250, 65 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
OF 77-272 Report Map
Yehle, L.A., 1977, Reconnaissance engineering geology of the Metlakatla area, Annette Island, Alaska, with emphasis on evaluation of earthquakes and other geologic hazards: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-272, 93 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
OF 78-675 Report Map
Yehle, L.A., 1978, Reconnaissance engineering geology of the Petersburg area, southeastern Alaska, with emphasis on geologic hazards: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-675, 92 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:9,600.
OF 83-279 Map
Yeend, Warren, 1983, Engineering - geologic maps of northern Alaska, Lookout Ridge Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-279, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
OF 83-294 Report Map
Williams, J.R., 1983, Engineering - geologic maps of northern Alaska, Meade River Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-294, 29 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
OF 83-457 Report Map
Williams, J.R., 1983, Engineering - geologic maps of northern Alaska, Wainwright Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-457, 28 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
OF 84-682 Map
Yeend, Warren, 1984, Engineering - geologic maps of northern Alaska, Utukok River Quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-682, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
OF 86-334 Report Map
Carter, L.D., Ferrians, O.J., Jr., and Galloway, J.P., 1986, Engineering - geologic maps of northern Alaska coastal plain and foothills of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-334, 9 p., 2 sheets.
OF 2010-1176 Report Outside Link
Douglas, D.C., 2010, Arctic sea ice decline: projected changes in timing and extent of sea ice in the Bering and Chukchi seas: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1176, 39 p.
P 1235 Report
Scott, K.M., 1982, Erosion and sedimentation in the Kenai River, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1235, 35 p.
PDF 85-29 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1985, Geologic-hazards mitigation in Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 85-29, 103 p. doi:10.14509/1122
PDF 86-62 Report
Collazzi, E.J., Maurer, M.A., and Carrick, S.J., 1986, Reconnaissance of surface water resources in the Houston area, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 86-62, 19 p. doi:10.14509/1252
PDF 87-3 Report
Munter, J.A., 1987, Status of hydrogeologic work near Potter Marsh with suggestions for future work, February 15, 1984: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 87-3, 7 p. doi:10.14509/1305
PDF 87-4 Report
Mack, S.F., 1987, Streamflow and sediment study of Hoseanna Creek near Healy, Alaska: 1986 progress report: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 87-4, 14 p. doi:10.14509/1306
PDF 87-5 Report Map
Mack, S.F., 1984, Peak flows at the Alaska Highway from the Rhoads-Granite Creek drainages, Mt. Hayes Quadrangle, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 87-5, 19 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/1307
PDF 88-10 Report
Mack, S.F., 1988, Peak flows from Rhoads-Granite Creek (1987), Mt. Hayes Quadrangle, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 88-10, 26 p. doi:10.14509/1359
PDF 88-40 Report
Carrick, S.J., Maurer, M.A., Maynard, D.L., and Munter, J.A., 1988, Preliminary water resource assessment of the proposed Hatcher Pass alpine ski area near Government Peak, southcentral Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 88-40, 31 p. doi:10.14509/1389
PDF 89-16 Report
Bundtzen, T.K., Laird, G.M., and Gilbert, W.G., 1989, Material studies along Kuskokwim River, McGrath to Kalskag, southwest Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 89-16, 84 p. doi:10.14509/1419
PDF 90-15 Report
Ray, S.R., 1990, Streamflow, sediment load, and water quality study of Hoseanna Creek Basin near Healy, Alaska: 1989 progress report and 1986-1989 data summary: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 90-15, 104 p. doi:10.14509/1449
PDF 90-28 Report
Ray, S.R., 1990, Hydrologic and water quality investigations related to placer mining in interior Alaska: summer 1989: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 90-28, 61 p. doi:10.14509/1462
PDF 91-2 Report
Petrik, W.A., and Reger, R.D., 1990, Hydrologic and geologic conditions and hazards at the put 23 pit site, Beechey Point B-3 SW Quadrangle, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 91-2, 46 p. doi:10.14509/1469
PDF 93-81 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1993, Geologic hazards in and near proposed state of Alaska oil and gas lease sale 79 (Cape Yakataga): Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 93-81, 11 p. doi:10.14509/1620
PDF 94-8 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1994, Geologic hazards in and near proposed State of Alaska oil and gas lease sale 80 (Shaviovik): Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 94-8, 7 p. doi:10.14509/1633
PDF 94-51 Report
Carrick, S.J., and Maurer, M.A., 1994, Preliminary water resource assessment of the Girdwood area, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 94-51, 38 p. doi:10.14509/1675
PDF 95-36 Report
Combellick, R.A., Reger, R.D., and Nye, C.J., 1995, Geologic hazards in and near proposed state of Alaska oil and gas lease sale 85A (Cook Inlet): Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 95-36, 12 p. doi:10.14509/1719
PDF 97-30 Report
Maurer, M.A., 1997, Hydrologic reconnaissance of the Sheenjek River Basin, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 97-30, 16 p. doi:10.14509/1781
PDF 98-37D Map Geospatial Data
Pinney, D.S., 1998, Derivative engineering geologic map of the Tanana A-1 and A-2 quadrangles, central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 98-37D, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/1866
PE 109-2 Report
Williams, J.A., 1953, Visit to the Alaska Iron Company magnetite deposit at Klukwan, Alaska, September 14, 1953: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Prospect Evaluation 109-2, 3 p. doi:10.14509/2116
PIR 2001-3D Map Geospatial Data
Pinney, D.S., 2001, Engineering - geologic map of the Eagle A-2 Quadrangle, Fortymile mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2001-3D, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/2672
PIR 2002-3 Map Geospatial Data
Stevens, D.S.P., 2014, Engineering-geologic map of the Dalton Highway from Galbraith Lake to Slope Mountain, southern Arctic Foothills, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2002-3, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/25486
PIR 2008-3A Report Map Geospatial Data
Reger, R.D., Stevens, D.S.P., and Solie, D.N., 2008, Surficial-geologic map, Delta Junction to Dot Lake, Alaska Highway corridor: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2008-3A, 48 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/17961
PIR 2008-3B Map Geospatial Data
Reger, R.D., and Solie, D.N., 2008, Engineering - geologic map, Alaska Highway corridor, Delta Junction to Dot Lake, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2008-3B, 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/17981
PIR 2009-6B Map Geospatial Data
Hubbard, T.D., and Reger, R.D., 2010, Engineering - geologic map of the Alaska Highway corridor, Robertson River to Tetlin Junction, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2009-6B, 4 sheets, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/19742
PIR 2013-3 Report
Kinsman, N.E.M., DeRaps, M.R., and Smith, J.R., 2013, Preliminary evaluation of coastal geomorphology and geohazards on 'Kigiqtam Iglua', an island northeast of Shishmaref, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2013-3, 15 p. doi:10.14509/24955
PIR 2014-4 Report
Kinsman, N.E.M., and Gould, A.I., 2014, Contemporary shoreline retreat rates at Meshik in Port Heiden, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2014-4, 21 p. doi:10.14509/27321
Kinsman, N.E.M., 2013 Report
Kinsman, N.E.M., 2013, Alaska Local Tidal Datums: An Introduction for non-experts (presentation): Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network Seminar Series, Online, March 2013: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, 19 p. doi:10.14509/26885
Kinsman, N.E.M. and Gould, A.I., 2014 Map
Kinsman, N.E.M., and Gould, A.I., 2014, Coastal vulnerability mapping in Alaska: strategies for small populations in data-sparse regions (poster): Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 23-28, 2014: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, 1 sheet. doi:10.14509/27202
RI 83-17 Report
Combellick, R.A., and Long, W.E., 1983, Geologic hazards in southeastern Alaska: an overview: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 83-17, 17 p. doi:10.14509/2356
RI 88-9 Report
Sturm, Matthew, Benson, C.S., and MacKeith, P.L.C., 1988, Recent glacier-volcano interactions on Mt. Redoubt, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 88-9, 22 p. doi:10.14509/2457
RI 88-17 Report
Kane, D.L., and Janowicz, J.R., 1988, Flood frequency estimation for Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 88-17, 22 p. doi:10.14509/2465
RI 94-29 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1994, Geologic hazards in the Yakataga planning area, southeastern Alaska: an overview: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 94-29, 9 p. doi:10.14509/2512
RI 95-3 Report Map
Motyka, R.J., 1995, Photointerpretive surficial geology of areas surrounding Alatna and Allakaket, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 95-3, 8 p., 1 sheet, scale 1 inch = 500 feet. doi:10.14509/2517
RI 96-7 Report Map
Mason, O.K., 1996, Geological and anthropological considerations in relocating Shishmaref, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 96-7, 18 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/2536
RI 97-14B Map Geospatial Data
Kline, J.T., and Pinney, D.S., 1997, Derivative map of the geologic materials and hazards in the eastern half McGrath Quadrangle, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 97-14B, 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000. doi:10.14509/2550
RI 97-15D Map Geospatial Data
Pinney, D.S., 1997, Derivative geologic materials map of the Tanana B-1 Quadrangle, central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 97-15D, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/2554
RI 97-15E Map Geospatial Data
Pinney, D.S., 1997, Derivative map of potential geologic hazards in the Tanana B-1 Quadrangle, central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 97-15E, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/2555
RI 97-20 Map
McConnell, V.S., Beget, J.E., Roach, A.L., Bean, K.W., and Nye, C.J., 1998, Geologic map of the Makushin Volcanic Field, Unalaska Island, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 97-20, 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/2576
RI 2000-1D Report Map Geospatial Data
Pinney, D.S., 2000, Reconnaissance engineering-geologic map of the Sagavanirktok B-1 Quadrangle, eastern North Slope, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2000-1D, 2 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. doi:10.14509/2678
RI 2005-2 Report Map Geospatial Data
Suleimani, E.N., Combellick, R.A., Marriott, D., Hansen, R.A., Venturato, A.J., and Newman, J.C., 2005, Tsunami hazard maps of the Homer and Seldovia areas, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2005-2, 28 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:12,500. doi:10.14509/14474
RI 2010-1 Report Map Geospatial Data
Suleimani, E.N., Nicolsky, D.J., West, D.A., Combellick, R.A., and Hansen, R.A., 2010, Tsunami inundation maps of Seward and northern Resurrection Bay, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2010-1, 47 p., 3 sheets, scale 1:12,500. doi:10.14509/21001
RI 2011-7 Report Geospatial Data
Nicolsky, D.J., Suleimani, E.N., Combellick, R.A., and Hansen, R.A., 2011, Tsunami inundation maps of Whittier and western Passage Canal, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2011-7, 65 p. doi:10.14509/23244
RI 2012-2 v. 1.1 Report Map Geospatial Data
Kinsman, N.E.M., and DeRaps, M.R., 2012, Coastal hazard field investigations in response to the November 2011 Bering Sea storm, Norton Sound, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2012-2 v. 1.1, 51 p., 1 sheet. doi:10.14509/24484
RI 2013-1 Report Map Geospatial Data
Nicolsky, D.J., Suleimani, E.N., Haeussler, P.J., Ryan, H.F., Koehler, R.D., Combellick, R.A., and Hansen, R.A., 2013, Tsunami inundation maps of Port Valdez, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2013-1, 77 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:12,500. doi:10.14509/25055
RI 2013-3 Report Map Geospatial Data
Suleimani, E.N., Nicolsky, D.J., and Koehler, R.D., 2013, Tsunami inundation maps of Sitka, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2013-3, 76 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000. doi:10.14509/26671
RI 2014-1 Report Geospatial Data
Nicolsky, D.J., Suleimani, E.N., and Koehler, R.D., 2014, Tsunami inundation maps of Cordova and Tatitlek, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2014-1, 49 p. doi:10.14509/27241
RI 2014-3 Report Geospatial Data
Nicolsky, D.J., Suleimani, E.N., and Koehler, R.D., 2014, Tsunami inundation maps of the villages of Chenega Bay and northern Sawmill Bay, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2014-3, 50 p. doi:10.14509/29126
RI 2014-5 Report Map
Stelling, P.L., Beget, J.E., Gardner, J.E., and Schaefer, J.R., 2014, Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for Fisher volcano, Unimak Island, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2014-5, 32 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:500,000. doi:10.14509/29146
SR 15 Report
Pewe, T.L., 1982, Geologic hazards of the Fairbanks area: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Special Report 15, 119 p. doi:10.14509/2614
SR 35 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1985, Geologic-hazards mitigation in Alaska: a review of federal, state, and local policies: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Special Report 35, 71 p. doi:10.14509/2634
WRI 87-4278 Report Map
Jones, S.H., and Zenone, Chester, 1988, Flood of October 1986 at Seward, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4278, 52 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:25,000.