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Flood of September 12-13, 1982 in Gibson, Carroll, and Madison Counties, western Tennessee

Water-Resources Investigations Report 85-4037

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Abstract

Intense rainfall on September 12-13, 1982, caused severe local flooding along many streams in Gibson County in western Tennessee. The rainfall resulted from remnants of Hurricane Chris combining with a cool front moving across the western half of the State. A maximum 1-hr rainfall intensity of 3.3 in was recorded at Humboldt. Peak discharge exceeded the 100-yr flood on many small streams. The floods caused three deaths and about 15.3 million dollars damage to crops, roads and bridges, businesses, and residential areas. Long-time residents of Gibson County reported that stream stages have not been as high since at least 1922. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood of September 12-13, 1982 in Gibson, Carroll, and Madison Counties, western Tennessee
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
85-4037
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1986
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 sheet