Precipitation in the upper Mississippi River basin, January 1 through July 31, 1993
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Precipitation in the upper Mississippi River basin, January 1 through July 31, 1993 by Kenneth L. Wahl

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Mississippi River Watershed.

Subjects:

  • Precipitation (Meteorology) -- Mississippi River Watershed.,
  • Rain and rainfall -- Mississippi River Watershed.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Kenneth L. Wahl, Kevin C. Vining, and Gregg J. Wiche.
SeriesFloods in the upper Mississippi River basin, 1993 ;, B, U.S. Geological Survey circular ;, 1120
ContributionsVining, Kevin C. 1958-, Wiche, Gregg J., Geological Survey (U.S.)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGB1217 .F58 1993 ch. B, QC929 .F58 1993 ch. B
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 13 p. :
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1036723M
LC Control Number93232201

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Precipitation in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, January 1 Through J ByKennethL. Wahl, Kevin C. Vining, andGreggJ. Wiche Abstract Excessive precipitation produced severe floodinginanine-StateareaintheupperMissis­ sippi RiverBasinduring spring andsummer Following a spring that was wetter than.   Precipitation in the Upper Mississippi River Basin - January 1 through J Precipitation in the Upper Mississippi River Basin - January 1 through J U.S. Geological Survey, Circular B. by Kenneth L. Wahl, Kevin C. Vining, and Gregg J. Wiche. Excessive precipitation produced severe flooding in a nine-State area in the upper Mississippi River Basin during spring and summer Following a spring that was wetter than average, weather patterns that persisted from early June through July caused the upper Midwest to be deluged with an unusually large amount of rainfall. Monthly precipitation data were examined at 10 weather-station. Precipitation in the Upper Mississipi River Basin-January 1 through J , in Floods in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, U.S. Geological Circular B, 13 p. For Additional Information.

Precipitation in the upper Mississippi River basin, January 1 through J , , Circular B Flood discharges in the upper Mississippi River basin, , , Circular A. Precipitation in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, January 1 through J early June through July caused the upper Mid-west to be deluged with an unusually large amount of rainfall. In contrast, Figure 1(b) is taken from Wahl et al. and shows areas of the Mississippi River Basin where repeat thunderstorm events occurred. The record flood (named “Great Flood”) was the wettest summer on record in many parts of the Midwest and inflicted a $21–$34 billon dollar loss and resulted in 48 casualties [ 1 ]. Circular A: Flood discharges in the upper Mississippi River basin, Circular B: Precipitation in the upper Mississippi River basin, January 1 through J Circular C: Occurrence and transport of agricultural chemicals in the Mississippi River basin, July through August

  The downstream increase in flood magnitude in the Mississippi River basin appears to be largely due to the north to south movement of heavy precipitation patterns during the summer of , resulting in convergence of flood discharges in the main portion of the Mississippi River valley (Parrett et al., ). During the first half of , the U.S. Midwest experienced unusually heavy rains. Much of the United States in the upper reaches of the Mississippi River drainage basin received more than times their average rainfall in the first six months of the year, and parts of North Dakota, Iowa, and Kansas experienced more than double. The rains often arrived in very intense storms. Between late December and January , rainfall totals across a huge portion of the Mississippi River basin were two to six times that of an average year, swelling the river to record-worthy levels. In January , the Mississippi River crested at its third-highest level on record in St. Louis. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Mississippi River Commission: "Annual Highest and Lowest Stages of the Mississippi River and its Outlets and Tributaries to ", Vicksburg, MS: USACOE-MRC, pp U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - New Orleans District: "Flood of '73 Post-Flood Report, Volumes 1 & 2, New Orleans, LA: USACOE-NOD, August