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Flood of August 1-6, 1950, at Wichita Falls, Texas

Circular 99

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Abstract

Floods occurred on streams in the vicinity of Wichita Falls, Tex., during the period Aug. 1-6, 1950, as a result of heavy rains falling immediately southwest of the city on August 1, 1950. Serious flooding occurred along Holliday Creek in the city, necessitating the evacuation of about five hundred families from the low areas; however, no loss of life was reported. The total direct damage to residential and industrial property was estimated by-Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, to be $291,500. No estimate was available, but crop and soil losses in the rural areas were probably very high.

The purpose of this report is to present certain rainfall and runoff data in the flood area in greater detail than is usually found in regular Water-Supply Papers. The report contains a summary of peak discharges at six points, and d~tailed records of discharge during the flood period at five points in the vicinity of Wichita Falls. The report also contains a discussion of rainfall associated with the flood and a description of the general features of the flood.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood of August 1-6, 1950, at Wichita Falls, Texas
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
99
Year Published:
1951
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
18p.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N