Texas floods of 1938 and 1939

Water Supply Paper 914
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In January, June, and July 1938, and June 1939 parts of Texas experienced floods that exceeded previously recorded stages at many places and that were unusually high over reaches of several hundred miles on the streams of the State.

This report presents records of precipitation at several hundred places; 10 isohyetal maps; records of peak stages and discharges and of daily mean discharges during the flood period at more than 30 river-measurement stations; hydrographs of discharge at 19 stations; records of suspended matter transported in stream channels by the flood; results of studies of rainfall and runoff; records of past floods in the Red, Sabine, and Colorado River Basins; and other data pertinent to the floods in Texas.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Texas floods of 1938 and 1939
Series title Water Supply Paper
Series number 914
DOI 10.3133/wsp914
Year Published 1944
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Texas Water Science Center
Description vi, 116 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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