Flood of June 9, 1957, at Perry, Florida

Musgrove, R. H. (1958) Flood of June 9, 1957, at Perry, Florida. Tallahassee, FL, Florida Geological Survey, (Information circular - Florida Geological Survey, 17)

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Abstract

Floods occurred on streams in the vicinity of Perry, Taylor County, Florida, on June 9, 1957, as a result of heavy rains from atropical disturbance. Serious flooding occurred in Perry along Spring and Pimple creeks as outlined by the shaded area in figure 1, requiring the evacuation of about ZOO families from the lowland area. No loss of life was reported. The damages to residential and commercial properties were estimated at several million dollars. Most of the damage was confined to residential areas (fig. 2); however, several stores in the area were damaged by flood waters (fig. 3). This report presents data pertaining to the rainfall accompanying this storm and peak flows of Spring and Pimple creeks in Perry. It contains flood elevations at several points, and peak discharges of the two creeks flowing through Perry. The report also contains a discussion of the rainfall associated with the flood and a description of the general features of the flood. (PDF contains 16 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Flood of June 9, 1957, at Perry, Florida
Personal Creator/Author:
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Musgrove, R. H.
Series Name: Information circular - Florida Geological Survey
Number: 17
Date: 1958
Publisher: Florida Geological Survey
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, FL
Issuing Agency: Florida Geological Survey
Uncontrolled Keywords: Floods; stream flow; Perry; Florida
Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences
Limnology
Item ID: 1534
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2008 16:53
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:20
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1534

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