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Flood profile study, Hoosier Creek, Linn County, Iowa

Open-File Report 70-294

Prepared in cooperation with Linn County, Iowa
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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to present the results of a flood-profile study made for Hoosier Creek and its tributary, South Hoosier Creek. The reaches studied extend from near the south Linn County line upstream to U.S. Highway 218 on Hoosier Creek, and from the mouth to U.S. Highway 218 on South Hoosier Creek. A total of about 11 miles of stream is included in the two reaches. The profiles shown in the report are computed for a very large flood under existing valley conditions and for a smaller flood under two assumed conditions of encroachment. This information can be used to supplement the existing county zoning ordinances for flood plains and to aid in future flood-plain management when part or all of the area is urbanized. This report is the result of a cooperative agreement between Linn County, Iowa, and the U.S. Geological Survey that provides for the collection and analysis of hydrologic data in Linn County.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood profile study, Hoosier Creek, Linn County, Iowa
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
70-294
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Iowa City, IA
Description:
80 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Iowa
County:
Linn County
Other Geospatial:
Hoosier Creek;South Hoosier Creek