Characterization of Peak Streamflow and Stages at Selected Streamgages in Eastern and Northeastern Oklahoma from the May to June 2019 Flood Event—With an Emphasis on Flood Peaks Downstream from Dams and on Tributaries to the Arkansas River
As much as 22 inches of rain fell in Oklahoma in May 2019, resulting in historic flooding along the Arkansas River and its tributaries in eastern and northeastern Oklahoma. The flooding along the Arkansas River and its tributaries that began in May continued into June 2019. Peaks of record were measured at nine U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) streamgages on various streams in eastern and northeastern Oklahoma. This report documents the peak streamflows and stages for 38 selected streamgages in eastern and northeastern Oklahoma and is a followup to a previous report by the USGS that documented flood peaks associated with the May 2019 flood event. Most of the flood peaks occurred from May 26 to June 4, 2019. This report includes data from streamgages on tributaries to the Arkansas River and uses modeling methods to extend the period of record for Arkansas River streamgages. The historic flooding caused homes to fall into the river as a result of bank erosion, forced some towns to be evacuated, and resulted in the highest flood depths in Tulsa, Oklahoma, since 1986. Several USGS and USACE streamgages along the Arkansas River and its tributaries recorded new peaks of record.
Lewis, J.M., Williams, D.J., Harris, S.J., and Trevisan, A.R., 2020, Characterization of peak streamflow and stages at selected streamgages in eastern and northeastern Oklahoma from the May to June 2019 flood event—With an emphasis on flood peaks downstream from dams and on tributaries to the Arkansas River: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1090, 18 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201090.
ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Characterization of peak streamflow and stages at selected streamgages in eastern and northeastern Oklahoma from the May to June 2019 flood event—With an emphasis on flood peaks downstream from dams and on tributaries to the Arkansas River|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Oklahoma Water Science Center|
|Description||Report: iv, 18 p.; Data Release|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|