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Floods of April 28, 1966 in the northern part of Dallas, Texas

Water Supply Paper 1870-B

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Abstract

The floods of April 28, 1966, in the northern part of Dallas, Tex., caused heavy damage to a relatively small area. Flood damage was estimated at $2,500,000; and of this amount, $1,330,000 damage was along Bachman Branch, which has a drainage area of 12.3 square miles. At least seven persons died as a direct result of the floodwaters.

The flood was caused by a 5-hour storm in the early hours of April 28. Antecedent rainfall had so saturated the area that the intense, but relatively low, total rainfall (less than a 50-year return period) caused historical floods to be exceeded at many points. A peak runoff rate of 3,160 cubic feet per second per square mile occurred on a 1.5 square-mile area within the watershed.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Floods of April 28, 1966 in the northern part of Dallas, Texas
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1870
Chapter:
B
Year Published:
1969
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
Report: iv, 37 p.; 2 Plates: 17.50 x 23.25 inches and 53.25 x 35.50 inches
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