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Main Title Flood discharges in the upper Mississippi River basin, 1993 /
Author Parrett, Charles.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Melcher, N. B.
James, R. W.
Publisher U.S. G.P.O.,
Year Published 1993
OCLC Number 28888548
Subjects Floods--Mississippi River Valley ; Floods--Missouri River Valley ; Flood damage--Mississippi River Valley ; Flood damage--Missouri River Valley
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  GB1217.F58 1993 ch.A AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/01/2010
EMBD  USGS CIRC 1120-A NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 10/13/1995
Collation v, 12 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Shipping list no.: 93-0537-P. "First Printing August 27, 1993. Second Printing (with revisions) September 24, 1993"--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references (page 8).
Contents Notes
From mid-June through early August 1993, flooding was severe in the upper Mississippi River Basin following a wet-weather pattern that persisted over the area for at least 6 months before the flood. The magnitude and timing of several intense rainstorms in late June and July, combined with wet antecedent climatic conditions, were the principal causes of the flooding. Flood-peak discharges that equaled or exceeded the 10-year recurrence interval were recorded at 154 streamflow-gaging stations in the upper Mississippi River Basin. At 41 streamflow-gaging stations, the peak discharge was greater than the previous maximum known discharge. At 15 additional gaging stations, peak discharges exceeded the previous maximum regulated peak discharge. At 45 gaging stations, peak discharges exceeded 100-year recurrence intervals.