1993 Mississippi record stages and levee failures

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Abstract

Record-setting stages, flooding duration, and multiple levee failures are distinguishing features of the Mississippi River 1993 flood. The peak stages reached at stations along the Illinois border were preceded by an extended period of high river levels exceeding flood stage. Multiple levee failures during July and August created a distinctive signature on the stage records at stations downstream from the levee breaches. Sudden and significant drops in river levels are coincident with levee failures. The stages recorded at gaging stations along the Mississippi provide a key record of the severity and duration of this historic flood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages603-607
Number of pages5
Editionpt 1
ISBN (Print)0784400377
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 ASCE National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering - Buffalo, NY, USA
Duration: Aug 1 1994Aug 5 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
Numberpt 1
ISSN (Print)1070-1559

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1994 ASCE National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
CityBuffalo, NY, USA
Period8/1/948/5/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    McConkey, S. (1994). 1993 Mississippi record stages and levee failures. In Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering (pt 1 ed., pp. 603-607). (Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering; No. pt 1). Publ by ASCE.