Floods of 1986 and 1990 in the Raccoon River Basin, West-Central Iowa, HR-140, 1992

(1992) Floods of 1986 and 1990 in the Raccoon River Basin, West-Central Iowa, HR-140, 1992. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Water-surface-elevation profiles and peak discharges for the floods of 1973 and 1979 are compared to those of 1986 and 1990 in the Raccoon River basin, west-central Iowa. The profiles illustrate the 1979 and 1986 floods on the Raccoon, South Raccoon, and Middle Raccoon Rivers, the 1973 and 1986 floods on Walnut Creek, and the 1986 flood on Willow Creek and Mosquito Creek. The 1986 flood is the largest on record at U.S. Geological Survey streamflowgaging stations on the Middle Raccoon River tributary at Carroll, Middle Raccoon River near Bayard, Middle Raccoon River at Panora, and Walnut Creek at Des Moines. The 1990 flood discharge is the largest on record at U.S. Geological Survey crest-stage gaging stations on Hardin Creek near Farlin and on East Fork Hardin Creek near Churdan. The flood history given in this report describes rainfall conditions for floods that occurred during 1986 and 1990. Discharge for the 1990 flood on East Fork Hardin Creek near Churdan was 1.01 times larger than the 100-year recurrence-interval discharge.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Flood protection, Floods, Rainfall, Streamflow, Water table
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Environment
Transportation > Environment > Water
ID Code: 17003
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2014 14:52
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2015 12:01
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17003