Floods of June 17, 1990 and July 9, 1993, Along Squaw Creek and the South Skunk River in Ames, Iowa, and Vicinity, HR-140, 1996

(1996) Floods of June 17, 1990 and July 9, 1993, Along Squaw Creek and the South Skunk River in Ames, Iowa, and Vicinity, HR-140, 1996. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Water-surface-elevation profiles and peak discharges for the floods of June 17, 1990, and July 9, 1993, along Squaw Creek and the South Skunk River, in Ames, Iowa, are presented in this report. The maximum flood-peak discharge of 24,300 cubic feet per second for the streamflow-gaging station on Squaw Creek at Ames, Iowa (station number 05470500) occurred on July 9, 1993. This discharge was 80 percent larger than the 100-year recurrence-interval discharge and exceeded the previous record flood-peak discharge of June 17, 1990, by 94 percent. The July 9, 1993, flood-peak discharge of 26,500 cubic feet per second on the South Skunk River below Squaw Creek (station number 05471000) was also a peak of record, exceeding the previous record flood-peak discharge of June 27,1975, by 80 percent, and the 100-year recurrence-interval discharge by 60 percent. A flood history describes rainfall conditions for floods that occurred during 1990 and 1993.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Flood damage, Floods, Hydrologic phenomena, Peak discharge, Rainfall, Streamflow, Streams, Weather conditions
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
Transportation > Environment
Transportation > Environment > Weather and climate
ID Code: 20101
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2015 15:47
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2015 15:47
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/20101