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The most severe flood since 1928 inundated the Rio Tallaboa Valley on the south coast of Puerto Rico on September 16, 1975. Peak discharge was about 666 cubic meters per second. The flood has an estimated recurrence interval of 20 years. The data provided in the report can be used in making rational decisions in formulating effective flood-plain regulations that would minimize flood problems in the Tallaboa Valley. (USGS)
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Floods of September 16, 1975 in the Tallaboa Valley, Puerto Rico
Water-Resources Investigations Report
1 map in 4 sections, 1 data sheet ;col. ;sections each 52 x 35 cm. folded in envelope 30 x 24 cm.