Preliminary peak stage and streamflow data at selected U.S. Geological Survey streamgages for flooding in the central and southeastern United States during December 2015 and January 2016

Open-File Report 2016-1092
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Abstract

Flooding occurred in the central and southeastern United States during December 2015 and January 2016. The flooding was the result of more than 20 inches of rain falling in a 19 day period from December 12 to December 31, 2015. U.S. Geological Survey streamgages recorded 23 peaks of record during the subsequent flooding, with a total of 172 streamgages recording peaks that ranked in the top 5 all time for the period of record.

Suggested Citation

Holmes, R.R., Jr., Watson, K.M., and Harris, T.E., 2016, Preliminary peak stage and streamflow data at selected U.S. Geological Survey streamgages for flooding in the central and southeastern United States during December 2015 and January 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1092, 27 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161092.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • General Weather Conditions and Precipitation Causing Flooding
  • Methods
  • Peak Streamflows and Stages
  • Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Preliminary peak stage and streamflow data at selected U.S. Geological Survey streamgages for flooding in the central and southeastern United States during December 2015 and January 2016
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2016-1092
DOI 10.3133/ofr20161092
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Office of Surface Water
Description iv, 28 p.
First page 1
Last page 28
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N