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Geomorphic changes on the Mississippi River flood plain at Miller City, Illinois, as a result of the flood of 1993

Circular 1120-J

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Abstract

During the 1993 floods on the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the most dramatic changes to floodplains occurred at levee-break complexes where large discharges were concentrated through narrow breaks in levees. Scour and deposition associated with levee breaks adversely affected large areas of formerly productive bottomland. This case study of the levee-break complex at Miller City, Illinois, documents the geomorphic effects of a typical levee-break complex.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geomorphic changes on the Mississippi River flood plain at Miller City, Illinois, as a result of the flood of 1993
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
1120
Chapter:
J
ISBN:
060787600X
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
vi, 22 p.