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Flood on Big Fossil Creek at Haltom City near Fort Worth, Texas, in 1962

Hydrologic Atlas 190

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Abstract

The approximate area inundated near Fort Worth, Texas, by Big Fossil Creek, during the flood of September 7, 1962, is shown on a topographic map to record the flood hazard in graphic form. Big Fossil Creek, which drains an area of 74.7 square miles, flows generally southeastward along the northeast edge of Fort Worth through Richland Hills and Haltom City, into West Fork Trinity River. The flood of September 7, 1962, the greatest in Richland Hills since at least 1900 was the result of a high rate of discharge from the area upstream from the confluence of Big Fossil Creek and Whites Branch. Greater floods are possible, but no attempt has been made to show their probable overflow limits. Future protective works may reduce the frequency of flooding in the area but will not necessarily eliminate flooding. Changes in culture such as new highways and bridges and changes in land use may influence the inundation pattern of future floods. Mapping of the West Fork Trinity River flood was beyond the scope of the Big Fossil Creek study, and is not shown.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood on Big Fossil Creek at Haltom City near Fort Worth, Texas, in 1962
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
190
Year Published:
1965
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
Plate: 40.50 x 31.76 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
Other Geospatial:
Big Fossil Creek
Scale:
24000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N