Little Sioux River Basin floods

Open-File Report 67-196
Prepared in cooperation with the Iowa State Highway Commission



Highway engineers and many others use flood stages and discharges in the design of bridges and other structures or operations on the flood plain of a stream. These data are provided in the form of gaging-station and other flood records and as flood profiles. Flood-frequency data are used to compute the 25- and 50-year recurrence interval discharges along the Little Sioux River from mile 24 to the Minnesota State line. The profiles of these two floods are computed and presented together with the profiles of the floods that occurred in 1965 and certain prior years. Less complete data are presented for the Ocheyedan and Maple Rivers, tributaries of the Little Sioux River.

Stage and discharge tabulations at 8 gaging stations for the 1965 flood can be used for volumetric computation. The same data can also be used to determine the time the flood was above a selected stage.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Little Sioux River Basin floods
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 67-196
DOI 10.3133/ofr67196
Year Published 1966
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Iowa City
Contributing office(s) Iowa Water Science Center
Description iv, 60 p.
Country United States
State Iowa, Minnesota
Other Geospatial Little Sioux River, Maple River, Ocheyedan River
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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