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Floods on small streams in Texas

Open-File Report 66-119

Prepared in cooperation with the Texas Highway Department and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Public Roads
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Abstract

The first streamflow station in Texas was established on the Rio Grande at El Paso on May 10, 1889. Sip,ce that time the systematic collection of streamflow data. has expanded. In 1915 the Texas Board of Water Engineers (now the Texas Water Development Board) entered into a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Geological Survey for the purpose of expanding the network of stream-gaging stations in Texas. Sites were selected for stream-gaging stations to obtain hydrologic data for water supply and flood control. Therefore, the stream-gaging stations were located principally on major streams. Today, after three-quarters of a century.of hydrologic data collection, peak discharge data on small streams are still deficient in Texas. The Geological Survey and the Texas Highway Department, therefore, have entered into a cooperative program to collect peak discharge data on small streams for the purpose of deriving flood-frequency data needed for the economical design of culverts and small bridges.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Floods on small streams in Texas
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
66-119
Year Published:
1966
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Austin, TX
Description:
vi, 98 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Texas