The floods of December 1978 in Kentucky

Open-File Report 79-977
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In 1978, severe flooding throughout the State of Kentucky occurred from December 3-10 as a result of intense precipitation from two storms. The storms of December 3-5 and December 7-10 produced record peak discharges in several areas throughout central and eastern Kentucky, resulting in damages of nearly 50 million dollars and the loss of five lives. This report summarizes data collected during the floods by the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, and other Federal and State agencies in Kentucky. The data include precipitation, streamflow, and water-quality data (including suspended sediment). Estimates of property damages in selected basins are also provided. The information is preliminary and subject to revisions. (Woodard-USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The floods of December 1978 in Kentucky
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 79-977
DOI 10.3133/ofr79977
Edition -
Year Published 1979
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description ix, 94 p. :ill., maps (2 fold.) ;27 cm.
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