As a result of heavy rains during the late afternoon and night of May 27, 1954, record-breaking floods occurred on small streams in Panola and Lafayette Counties. All flooding was in rural areas, and no loss of life was reported. The Agriculture Stabilization Committees at Sardis and at Oxford estimated the crop and soil losses in Panola county as $400,000, and in Lafayette County as $25,000. The total damage to county roads and State highways was estimated to be in excess of $25,000.
The purpose of this report is to present rainfall information and more detailed runoff data than are found in the regular Water Supply Papers. The report contains a summary of peak discharges at 10 miscellaneous sites and a detailed record of discharge at the gaging station Clear Creek near Oxford, Miss.
Field investigation incident to this report were conducted by members of the District Office, U.S. Geological Survey, Jackson, Miss., I. E. Anderson, District Engineer.