Floods in central, Southwest Oklahoma, October 17-23, 1983

Open-File Report 85-494



Storms of October 17-23, 1983, produced as much as 17 inches of rain as a result of Hurricane Tico. Rainfall amounts exceeded the 100-year, 24-hour storm frequency in some areas of the central and southwest parts of Oklahoma. An 11-county area experienced flooding with damages exceeding $12 million. Peak discharges were determined during and after the flood at U.S. Geological Survey gaging stations and one miscellaneous location. Streamflow in some areas exceeded the estimated 100-year flood. Flood hydrographs and rainfall mass curves are presented for gaging stations located in areas of greater precipitation.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Floods in central, Southwest Oklahoma, October 17-23, 1983
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 85-494
DOI 10.3133/ofr85494
Edition -
Year Published 1985
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description iv, 21 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.
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