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Floods in the Nishnabotna River basin, Iowa

January 1, 1991

Flood-elevation profiles and flood-peak discharges for floods during 1972, 1982, and 1987 in the Nishnabotna River basin are given in this report. The profiles are for the 1972 flood on the West and East Nishnabotna Rivers, the 1982 flood on Indian Creek, and the 1987 flood on the lower West Nishnabotna River. A flood history describes rainfall conditions and reported damages for floods occurring during 1947,1958,1972,1982, and 1987. Discharge for the 1982 flood on Indian Creek is 1.1 times larger than the 100-year recurrence interval discharge.

Publication Year 1991
Title Floods in the Nishnabotna River basin, Iowa
DOI 10.3133/ofr91171
Authors D. A. Eash, A.J. Heinitz
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 91-171
Index ID ofr91171
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Iowa Water Science Center