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Map showing flood of June 1972 resulting from tropical storm Agnes, Cayuga Inlet and Cayuga Lake at Ithaca, New York

January 1, 1994

In June 1972, tropical storm Agnes caused severe flooding in Pennsylvania and southern New York. The floods on many major streams were the highest known since the river valleys were settled. Maximum discharges were as much as twice the discharge of a 50-year flood. In southern New York, large areas in Corning, Elmira, Wellsville, Salamanca, and in many smaller communities were inundated to depths of several feet. Levels of all of the Finger Lakes were higher than any previously recorded, and extensive flooding of lakeside properties resulted. The extent of flooding shown on the map was delineated by the U.S. Geological Survey from field surveys made immediately after the flood.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1972
Title Map showing flood of June 1972 resulting from tropical storm Agnes, Cayuga Inlet and Cayuga Lake at Ithaca, New York
DOI 10.3133/ofr72199
Authors W. H. Johnston
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 72-199
Index ID ofr72199
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse