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Flood of October 8, 1977 in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Open-File Report 82-262

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Abstract

Severe flooding throughout St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands occurred on October 8, 1977. A tropical storm moving across the island produced as much as 16 inches of precipitation. The most affected areas were near Frederiksted, Mon Bijou, and the Airport. The peak discharge of River Gut near the Airport was about 11,400 cubic feet per second. The water depth in some urban areas exceeded 4.0 feet. Flood maps and flood profiles show the inundated areas near Frederiksted, Mon Bijou and the Airport.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood of October 8, 1977 in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-262
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 21 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.