Flood of June 27, 1975 in City of Ames Iowa, October 1976

(1976) Flood of June 27, 1975 in City of Ames Iowa, October 1976. University of Iowa


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On June 27, 1975, parts of the city of Ames and the Iowa State University campus experienced severe flooding from Squaw Creek and the South Skunk River. Data collected at gaging stations in the area indicated that peak discharges exceeded previously recorded maxima. In terms of magnitude of discharge as well as of damages, it was probably the most severe flood since at least 1918, which is the earliest flood on record.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Flood, Iowa, Rivers, Floodplain
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Earth sciences
Natural resources and environment > Weather > Floods
ID Code: 48708
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2024 20:34
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2024 20:34
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/48708