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Flood Profiles for Peace River, South-Central Florida

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Date Issued:
1978
Summary:
This report presents flood heights and profiles for a 70-mile reach of Peace River from Bartow to Arcadia. The flood heights were calculated using the U.S. Geological Survey step-backwater model. Profiles were prepared for floods having expected recurrence intervals of 2, 2.33, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 500 years. Flood-peak discharges used in the step-backwater analyses were determined by weighting stream gaging station data with data from a regional analysis. Land-surface elevation data for 183 cross sections (including values of Manning's roughness coefficient) were also used in the backwater analyses. Flood-height data are judged to be generally accurate to plus or minus .5 foot. They indicate that most roads and two bridges in the study reach will be inundated by some of the floods evaluated.
Title: Flood Profiles for Peace River, South-Central Florida.
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Name(s): Murphy, W. R. (Walter R.), 1925-
Hammett, K. M.
Reeter, C. V.
Southwest Florida Water Management District (Fla.)
Geological Survey (U.S.) Water Resources Division.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 1978
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Fla.
Physical Form: print
Extent: iv, 35 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: This report presents flood heights and profiles for a 70-mile reach of Peace River from Bartow to Arcadia. The flood heights were calculated using the U.S. Geological Survey step-backwater model. Profiles were prepared for floods having expected recurrence intervals of 2, 2.33, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 500 years. Flood-peak discharges used in the step-backwater analyses were determined by weighting stream gaging station data with data from a regional analysis. Land-surface elevation data for 183 cross sections (including values of Manning's roughness coefficient) were also used in the backwater analyses. Flood-height data are judged to be generally accurate to plus or minus .5 foot. They indicate that most roads and two bridges in the study reach will be inundated by some of the floods evaluated.
Identifier: 04545417 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0271 (IID)
Note(s): by W.R. Murphy, Jr., K.M. Hammett, and C.V. Reeter ; prepared in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Bibliography: p. 34-35.
Subject(s): Flood forecasting -- Florida -- Peace River Valley
Floods -- Florida -- Peace River Valley
Water levels -- Florida -- Peace River Valley
Peace River (Fla.)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_swfe_0271
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Host Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: Water-resources investigations ; 78-57.