Flood Discharges in the Upper Mississippi River Basin - 1993

U.S. Geological Survey, Circular 1120-A

by Charles Parrett, Nick B. Melcher, and Robert W. James, Jr.

Table of Contents




Purpose and scope

Flood recurrence interval

Causes and chronology of flooding

Climatic conditions

Antecedent hydrologic conditions

Chronology of the June to August 1993 flooding

Peak discharges for the 1993 flood

Criteria for selection

Comparison with historic floods

Selected references





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