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Preliminary peak stage and streamflow data at selected USGS streamgaging stations for the South Carolina flood of October 2015

Open-File Report 2015-1201

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DOI:10.3133/ofr20151201

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Abstract

Heavy rainfall occurred across South Carolina during October 1–5, 2015, as a result of an upper atmospheric low-pressure system that funneled tropical moisture from Hurricane Joaquin into the State. The storm caused major flooding from the central to the coastal areas of South Carolina. Almost 27 inches of rain fell near Mount Pleasant in Charleston County during this period. U.S. Geological Survey streamgages recorded peaks of record at 17 locations, and 15 other locations had peaks that ranked in the top 5 for the period of record. During the October 2015 flood event, U.S. Geological Survey personnel made about 140 streamflow measurements at 86 locations to verify, update, or extend existing rating curves, which are used to compute streamflow from monitored river stage.

Suggested Citation

Feaster, T.D., Shelton, J.M., and Robbins, J.C., 2015, Preliminary peak stage and streamflow data at selected USGS streamgaging stations for the South Carolina flood of October 2015 (ver. 1.1, November 2015): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1201, 19 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151201.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • General Weather Conditions and Precipitation That Contributed to the October 2015 Flooding
  • Methods Used to Collect Streamflow Data
  • Peak Streamflow and Stage
  • Comparison of the October 2015 Flood to Past Floods
  • Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Preliminary peak stage and streamflow data at selected USGS streamgaging stations for the South Carolina flood of October 2015
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2015-1201
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20151201
Edition:
Version 1: Originally posted October 20, 2015; Version 1.1: November 9, 2015
Year Published:
2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
South Atlantic Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 19 p.
Country:
United States
State:
South Carolina
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N