Flood of April 12-13, 1979 in Tuscaloosa and Northport, Alabama

Open-File Report 81-1057
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Corps of Engineers and the Geological Survey of Alabama



Heavy and intense rainfall of April 12-13, 1979, caused major flooding along the Black Warrior River and flooding to a lesser degree along small streams in Tuscaloosa and Northport.  The purpose of this report is to document distribution and the amount of rainfall, flood peak elevations along streams, and discharge for gaging statinos in the Tuscaloosa and Northport areas.  These documented data for a known flood event may be used to verify flood studies, and provide a basis for formulating effective flood-plain management to minimize existing and future flood problems.


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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Flood of April 12-13, 1979 in Tuscaloosa and Northport, Alabama
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 81-1057
DOI 10.3133/ofr811057
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 2 Plates: 31.80 x 23.39 inches and 32.18 x 23.3 inches
Country United States
State Alabama
City Northport, Tuscaloosa
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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