thumbnail

Flood of August 27-28, 1977, West Cache Creek and Blue Beaver Creek, southwestern Oklahoma

Open-File Report 79-256

By:
and

Links

  • The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time
  • Download citation as: RIS

Abstract

This report documents a major storm which occurred August 27-28, 1977, in southwest Oklahoma near the communities of Cache and Faxon, OK. Blue Beaver Creek and West Cache Creek and their tributaries experienced extensive flooding that caused an estimated $1 million in damages. Reported rainfall amounts of 8 to 12 inches in 6 hours indicate the storm had a frequency in excess of the 100-year rainfall. Peak discharges on Blue Beaver Creek near Cache and West Cache Creek near Faxon were 13,500 cubic feet per second and 45,700 cubic feet per second respectively. The estimated flood frequency was in excess of 100 years on Blue Beaver Creek and in excess of 50 years on West Cache Creek. Unit runoff on small basins were in excess of 2000 cubic feet per second per square mile. Surveyed highwater marks were used to map the flooded area. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood of August 27-28, 1977, West Cache Creek and Blue Beaver Creek, southwestern Oklahoma
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
79-256
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1979
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map ;100 x 44 cm. on sheet 115 x 92 cm.