The Great Flood of 1993 on the Upper Mississippi River—10 Years Later

Fact Sheet 2004-3024
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Abstract

Ten years ago, the upper Mississippi River Basin in the Midwestern United States experienced the costliest flood in the history of the United States. The flood came to be known as “ The Great Flood of 1993.”

Suggested Citation

Johnson, G.P., Holmes, R.R., Jr., and Waite, L.A., 2003, The Great Flood of 1993 on the Upper Mississippi River—10 years later: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004–3024, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20043024.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Background
  • Precipitation
  • The Great Flood of 1993
  • Federal Response in the 10 Years Since the Flood
  • Streamflow-Gaging Stations—An Essential Resource
  • References

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The Great Flood of 1993 on the Upper Mississippi River—10 years later
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2004-3024
DOI 10.3133/fs20043024
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Illinois Water Science Center, Office of Surface Water
Description 6 p.
Country United States
State Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming