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Accession Number PB2013-103024
Title Ohio River Backwater Flood-Inundation Maps for the Saline and Wabash Rivers in Southern Illinois.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 28p
Personal Author D. T. Soong E. A. Murphy J. B. Sharpe
Abstract Digital flood-inundation maps for the Saline and Wabash Rivers referenced to elevations on the Ohio River in southern Illinois were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The inundation maps depict estimates of the areal extent of flooding corresponding to selected water levels (gage heights) at the USGS streamgage at Ohio River at Old Shawneetown, Illinois-Kentucky (station number 03381700). In addition, this streamgage is incorporated into the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) flood warning system by the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS forecasts flood hydrographs at many places that are often co-located at USGS streamgages. That NWS forecasted peak-stage information, also shown on the Ohio River at Old Shawneetown inundation Web site, may be used in conjunction with the maps developed in this study to show predicted areas of flood inundation.
Keywords Floods
Illinois
Inundation mapping
Mapping
Rivers
Saline River(Illinois)
Stream flows
Stream gages
Topography
Wabash River(Illinois)
Water levels


 
Source Agency US Geological Survey
NTIS Subject Category 48G - Hydrology & Limnology
48I - Cartography
55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
Corporate Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Scientific investigations rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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