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Summary of significant floods in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, 1970 through 1989

May 1, 2001

This volume is a compilation of significant floods that occurred throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands during 1970 through 1989. A summary of most devastating floods according to amount of damage and lives lost is provided for each year. State-by-state compilations include a description of the general hydroclimatology and conditions that produce significant floods, a description of climate and basin characteristics that significantly affect maximum flows, tables of data that compare each significant flood during 1970 through 1989 with the maximum flood for the entire period of record at selected streamflow-gaging stations, and maps showing the location of the streamflow-gaging stations.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2001
Title Summary of significant floods in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, 1970 through 1989
DOI 10.3133/wsp2502
Authors Charles A. Perry, Byron N. Aldridge, Heather C. Ross
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Water Supply Paper
Series Number 2502
Index ID wsp2502
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization