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Title: Mississippi River and Tributaries flowline assessment hydrology report
Authors: Gaines, Roger A.
Girdner, Sarah E.
Frederick, Bill J.
Keywords: Flood control--Mississippi River
Floods--Mississippi River
Hydraulic models
Mississippi River Watershed
Water levels
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Mississippi Valley Division.
United States. Mississippi River Commission.
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: MRG&P Report (Mississippi River Geomorphology and Potamology Program (U.S.)) ; no. MRG&P Report No. 24; Volume 2
Abstract: Periodically, a historical flood of record inundates the Lower Mississippi River and tributaries, which calls into question the adequacy of the Project Design Flood (PDF). The most recent of these, the 2011 flood, was a result of precipitation that was approximately 60% of the PDF rainfall, yet measured discharges were within 78% to 91% of PDF flows. Thus, the 2011 flood was the impetus for the re-evaluation of the 1955 hydrology that derives the PDF. This assessment replicates the 1955 hydrology with current technological advancements, re-generates that hydrology with a new methodology, and assesses extreme flood events that occurred after 1955. Individual storm event precipitation and temperature point data inputs were pieced together from different archives and converted to raster grids to generate a spatially continuous storm event over the entire Mississippi River Basin for Hypothetical (HYPO) 52A, 56, 58A, and 63. HYPO 58A remains the PDF storm for the Mississippi River and Tributaries project.
Description: MRG&P Report
Gov't Doc #: MRG&P Report No. 24; Volume 2
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 718 pages / 114.9 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF
Appears in Collections:MRG&P Report