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Documenting the stages and streamflows associated with the 2011 activation of the New Madrid Floodway, Missouri: Chapter E in 2011 floods of the central United States

Professional Paper 1798-E

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This report is Chapter E in 2011 floods of the coastal United States. For more information, see Professional Paper 1798.
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey initiated a substantial effort in the summer of 2011 to measure and document the record-setting floods of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, including the reach in and near the New Madrid Floodway. The activation of the floodway, which had not occurred since 1937, provided a rare opportunity to collect a unique dataset describing a flood wave downstream from a levee breach as well as the flow through a large floodway. A total of 42 submersible pressure transducers collected time series of water levels while crews collected hundreds of depth, velocity, and streamflow measurements at selected locations in and near the floodway throughout the period from late April to late June. These data are presented in this chapter.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Documenting the stages and streamflows associated with the 2011 activation of the New Madrid Floodway, Missouri: Chapter E in 2011 floods of the central United States
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1798
Chapter:
E
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Office of Surface Water
Description:
Report: v, 31 p.; USGS 2011 New Madrid Floodway Data Archive
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
2011 floods of the central United States (Professional Paper 1798)
Number of Pages:
42
Country:
United States
State:
Missouri
Other Geospatial:
New Madrid Floodway