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Flood profiles for Cypress Creek, west-central Florida

Water-Resources Investigations Report 78-8

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Abstract

Flood profiles are included for selected recurrence-interval floods in west-central Florida for a 27-mile reach of Cypress Creek, for a 4-mile tributary reach, and for a 1.2-mile distributary reach. The procedure for constructing flood profiles is based on flood heights computed in a step-backwater analysis using the following data: 2-, 2.33-, 5-, 10-, 25-, 50-, 100-, 200-, and 500-year flood-peak discharges; data for 53 Cypress Creek channel cross sections, 11 tributary cross sections, and 7 distributary cross sections (including roughness coefficients); and stage-discharge relations. Computed flood heights are judged to be generally accurate to plus-or-minus 0.5 foot. Flood data presented can be used to delineate areal extent of flooding on topographic maps. This information can be used by local governmental agencies to control flood-plain development. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood profiles for Cypress Creek, west-central Florida
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
78-8
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1978
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
vi, 29 p. :ill., maps ;27 cm.