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OFR 2005-1277
2005


Hydrologic Effects of the 2004 Hurricane Season in Northwest Florida

Richard Jay Verdi


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CONTENTS
Abstract
Introduction

Relevance and Benefits

Acknowledgments
Methods

Data Collection and Presentation
Storm Information

Tropical Storm Bonnie

Hurricane Charley

Hurricane Frances

Hurricane Ivan

Hurricane Jeanne
Precipitation
Storm Surge
River Discharges and River Levels

Instantaneous Peak Discharges and River Levels

Combined September and October Monthly Mean Discharges
Summary
References Cited

Abstract

During the 2004 hurricane season, five tropical storm systems: Tropical Storm Bonnie, and Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne caused significant amounts of rainfall, storm surge, flooding, and hurricane or tropical storm-force winds in northwest Florida. The 2004 hurricane season was one of the most devastating in recorded history for the State of Florida, resulting in billions of dollars in damage and Federal aid. This report focuses on northwest Florida and provides an overview of each storm system and the associated hydrologic effects in the area.


Suggested Citation:

Verdi, R.J., 2005, Hydrologic Effects of the 2004 Hurricane Season in Northwest Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1277, 18 p.

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