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The floods in central Texas in September, 1921

January 1, 1923

Heavy rainfall over a large area in south-central Texas from September 8 to September 10, 1921, produced great floods which caused the loss of at least 224 lives and damage to property amounting to more than $10,000,000. The most destructive flood in Texas prior to 1921 occurred in December, 1913. That flood, which is described on pages 46-47, caused the loss of 177 lives and destroyed property valued at more than $8,500,000.

Publication Year 1923
Title The floods in central Texas in September, 1921
DOI 10.3133/wsp488
Authors Clarence E. Ellsworth
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Water Supply Paper
Series Number 488
Index ID wsp488
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Texas Water Science Center