Hydrologic aspects of Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina, September 1989
Hydrologic Atlas 733
- R. E. Schuck-Kolben and R.N. Cherry
Hurricane Hugo, with winds in excess of 135 miles per hour(mi/h), made landfall near Charleston, S.C., early on the morning of September 22, 1989. It was the most destructive hurricane ever experienced in South Carolina. The storm caused 35 deaths and $7 billion in property damage in South Carolina (Purvis, 1990).
This report documents some hydrologic effects of Hurricane Hugo along the South Carolina coast. The report includes maps showing storm-tide stage and profiles of the maximum storm-tide stages along the outer coast. Storm-tide stage frequency information is presented and changes in beach morphology and water quality of coastal streams resulting from the storm are described.
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- 5 maps on 3 sheets ;56 x 56 cm. or smaller, sheets 84 x 107 cm. or smaller, folded in envelope 30 x 24 cm.
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