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Streamflow and cross-section data for the Tombigbee River between Aliceville and Gainesville locks and dams

Open-File Report 87-125

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Abstract

A review of records and historical research of floods for the Tombigbee River near Cochrane, Alabama, show that the flood of 1892 was the highest since 1818. In 1962 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimated a peak discharge of 235,000 cu ft/sec for this flood. This estimated discharge is more than 40% > the next highest flood peak; that of 1973. Limit curves developed for the tailwater of Aliceville Lock and Dam, based on 61 computed discharge and 24 discharge measurements, show the range in stage for a given discharge at this site. Similarly, limit curves developed for Gainesville Lock and Dam pool were developed based on 49 computed discharges and 10 mean daily discharges. Data from hydrographic surveys that were made for more than 100 ranges in 1937 and 1971 are on file with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Presently 49 sedimentation ranges between Aliceville Lock and Dam and Gainesville Lock and Dam are surveyed routinely. Comparison of these and other data may be made to identify changes occurring along this reach of the river as a result of natural and man-made causes. These and other hydrologic data collected along the reach of the Tombigbee River between Aliceville Lock and Dam and Gainesville Lock and Dam are presented in tables. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Streamflow and cross-section data for the Tombigbee River between Aliceville and Gainesville locks and dams
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
87-125
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1987
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
v, 27 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.