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Maximum discharges at stream-measurement stations through December 31, 1937, with a supplement including additions and changes through September 30, 1938

Water Supply Paper 847

Prepared in cooperation with the Research and Statistical Division of the Works Progress Administration for New York City and the Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture
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Abstract

This report is a compilation of the highest known discharges at most gaging stations in the United States and at several places on boundary streams in Canada and Mexico. In the design and operation of a variety of engineering works on rivers, such as dams, spillways, bridges, dikes, and floodways, it is important to know the flood flows for which provision should be made. This report makes available a summary of the records of flood discharges of the streams of the United States for thousands of drainage areas. Many of the records extend back scores of years, and a few extend back more than 100 years. The data concerning maximum known flood flows in this report form a basis of comparison for floods that may occur in the future.

The records in the annual surface water reports of the Geological Society provide the broad network on which this compilation is based.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Maximum discharges at stream-measurement stations through December 31, 1937, with a supplement including additions and changes through September 30, 1938
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
847
Year Published:
1940
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
iii, 272 p.
Country:
United States