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Flooding in the Mississippi River Basin in Minnesota, spring 2001

Fact Sheet 002-02

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During spring 2001 there was much flooding in the Mississippi River Basin in Minnesota. Greater than normal precipitation starting with late fall rains in 2000, greater than normal snowfalls, a delayed snowmelt, and record rains in April, all contributed to the flooding. Parts of the southern one-half of Minnesota had streamflows of magnitudes not seen in more than 30 years. Approximately 50 counties were declared disaster areas with greater than 34 million dollars in total reported flood damage (S. Neudahl, Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, oral commun. July 9, 2001).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flooding in the Mississippi River Basin in Minnesota, spring 2001
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
002-02
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Minnesota Water Science Center
Description:
8 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Minnesota
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N