Flood of December 1987 in central and eastern Arkansas

Water-Resources Investigations Report 89-4188



Heavy rain fell across Arkansas during December 24-28, 1987. During this period, 6 to 12 inches of rain fell in a 100-mile wide belt extending roughly from Texarkana to West Memphis, Arkansas. The intense rainfall produced flooding throughout much of central and eastern Arkansas. Peak discharges associated with the flood had recurrence intervals of 100 years at two gaging stations. Peak stages, discharges, and recurrence intervals for this flood are documented profiles for 41 gaging stations. Also included in this report are flood profiles for Bayou Meto, Bayou Two Prairie, Cache River, L'Anguille River, and flood hydrographs for gaging stations on Bayou Meto near Lonoke and Cache River at Patterson. (USGS)

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Flood of December 1987 in central and eastern Arkansas
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 89-4188
DOI 10.3133/wri894188
Edition -
Year Published 1990
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey ; Copies can be purchased from U.S. Geological Survey Books and Open-File Reports,
Description iv, 16 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.
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