Floods in North Carolina, frequency and magnitude

Open-File Report 55-151
Prepared in cooperation with the North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission



Recorded annual flood stages and discharges at 144 gaging stations are listed.  Also included are maximum known flood stages and discharges, both at gaging stations and at miscellaneous sites.  Using the annual flood discharge at gaging stations a regional analysis of flood magnitudes and frequencies in the state was made.  Results of the analysis are (1) a composite annual flood frequency curve for North Carolina (2) two composite seasonal flood-frequency curves for the State, and (3) curves for transferring the composite frequency curves to specific sites on the basis of location and drainage area.  A summary shows the flood-frequency relationships, the method of determining flood frequency at a site, and the application of flood-frequency information to typical problems.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Floods in North Carolina, frequency and magnitude
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 55-151
DOI 10.3133/ofr55151
Year Published 1955
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) South Atlantic Water Science Center
Description iii, 59 p.
Country United States
State North Carolina
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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