Central Midwest Water Science Center

Publications

These publications are written or co-authored by Central Midwest Water Science Center personnel in conjuction with their work at the USGS and other government agencies.  They include USGS reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, and published abstracts that  are available in the USGS Publications  Warehouse.

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Year Published: 1966

Little Sioux River Basin floods

Highway engineers and many others use flood stages and discharges in the design of bridges and other structures or operations on the flood plain of a stream. These data are provided in the form of gaging-station and other flood records and as flood profiles. Flood-frequency data are used to compute the 25- and 50-year recurrence interval...

Schwob, Harlan H.
Little Sioux River Basin floods; 1966; OFR; 67-196; Schwob, Harlan H.

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Summer base-flow recession curves for Iowa streams

Base-flow recession. curves for the summer months (June through September) were developed in this study for gaging stations on interior Iowa streams having five or more years of record. The tabulated data enables the user, starting with a known base flow at a gage, to estimate base flows for up to 20 days in the future. Rainfall during the period...

Saboe, C.W.
Summer base-flow recession curves for Iowa streams; 1966; OFR; 66-120; Saboe, C. W.

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Water-surface profiles of Raccoon River at Des Moines, Iowa

This investigation was undertaken as a part of the cooperative program with the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, the City of Des Moines, and the U.S. Geological Survey.  The purpose of this report is twofold: 1.  To present water-surface profiles and rating curves for existing channel conditions in the 4-mile reach of Raccoon River...

Carpenter, Philip J.; Appel, David H.
Water-surface profiles of Raccoon River at Des Moines, Iowa; 1967; OFR; 67-37; Carpenter, P. J.; Appel, D. H.

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Magnitude and frequency of Iowa floods, Part One

No abstract available.

Schwob, Harlan H.

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Magnitude and frequency of Iowa floods, Part two

Floqd records fo.r regular and partial-record gaging stations are contained in the following pages. Each listing contains the station number .and name, descriptive paragraphs pertaining to the station, qnd a listing of the flood peaks available through the 1965 water year. Peaks above a base as well as annual peaks are listed. These provide...

Schwob, Harlan H.

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The 1965 Mississippi River flood in Iowa

The great flood of 1965 on the Mississippi River, along the eastern border if the State, exceeded any flood known in 139 years. It cause damages probably in excess of ten millions of dollars in the State of Iowa. Studied now in progress will more thoroughly cover this and other phases of the flood. The underlying cause of the flood was an...

Schwob, Harlan H.; Myers, Richard E.
The 1965 Mississippi River flood in Iowa; 1965; OFR; 65-145; Schwob, Harian H.; Myers, Richard E.

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The water story in Central Iowa

"The general welfare of the people of the state of Iowa requires that the water resources of the state be put to beneficial use to the fullest extent of which they are capable."  This can be achieved only by a knowledge and understanding of the water resources - their use, their source, their quality, their availability, and the demands place...

Twenter, F.R.; Coble, R.W.

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Year Published: 1964

Water resources of the English River, Old Mans Creek, and Clear Creek basins in Iowa

The surface and ground water resources of a 991 square mile area comprising the drainage basins of English River, Old Mans Creek and Clear Creek are presented. These basins lie to the west and southwest of Iowa City, Iowa, and all three streams are tributary to the Iowa River. The area is comprised of rolling uplands with relatively broad valleys...

Schwob, H.H.
Water resources of the English River, Old Mans Creek, and Clear Creek basins in Iowa; 1964; OFR; 64-141; Schwob, H. H.