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Floods of October 1986 in south-central Alaska

Open-File Report 87-391

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Abstract

Heavy precipitation associated with a large storm system resulted in major flooding in several areas of south-central Alaska during October 10-12, 1986. Flooding was particularly severe in the Seward area of the Kenai Peninsula and in tributaries to Susitna River from Telkeetna downstream. Flood damage has been estimated at $20 million and the region was declared a Federal disaster area. The report includes a brief discussion of meteorological conditions that caused the unusual amounts of precipitation, a summary of flood stages and discharges, a comparison to prior floods, flood-frequency estimates, a brief description of flood areas, and hydrologic data for each area. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Floods of October 1986 in south-central Alaska
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
87-391
Edition:
Rev. 1988.
Year Published:
1987
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 31 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.