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Floods of June-July 1957 in Indiana

Circular 407

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The floods of June-July 1957 exceeded those previously known on some of the tributaries of the Wabash and White Rivers in central Indiana. Six lives were lost, 1,282 dwellings were damaged, and 125 business places were flooded. Heavy rains of June 27 and 28 resulted from remnants of Hurricane Audrey meeting a front that lay across central Indiana. Heaviest rainfall reported for the storm period at a U.S. Weather Bureau station was 10.15 inches at Rockville. Previous maximum stages during the period of record were exceeded at 12 gaging stations. The peak stage on Raccoon Creek at Mansfield exceeded the previous maximum known stage, which occurred in 1875. One of the notable rates of discharge recorded was 245 cfs per square mile from a drainage area of 440 square miles on Raccoon Creek at Coxville.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Floods of June-July 1957 in Indiana
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
407
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1958
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey,
Description:
32 p. :ill. ;27 cm.