ABSTRACT

Floods of September 1952 in the Colorado and Guadelupe River Basins, Central Texas   [open pdf - 2MB]

Alternate Title: Floods of September 1952 in the Colorado and Guadalupe River Basins, Central Texas

"Following a severe drought floods of exceptional size occurred in the central Texas 'hill country' as a result of heavy rains during the period September 9-11, 1952. As much as 26 inches of rain fell in the Guadalupe River basin and in the central and lower Colorado River basin and broke the extended drought. The belt of the heavy rainfall was about 60 miles wide and extended northwest from New Braunfels for a distance of about 200 miles. The greatest concentration occurred along the divide between the Colorado and Guadalupe River basins. Record floods occurred on many large and small streams. [...] Fiver persons were killed and 454 homes damaged. The total flood damage in the Colorado and Guadalupe River basins was nearly 12 million dollars."

Report Number:
Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1260-A
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Date:
1954
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Public Domain
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United States Geological Survey: https://www.usgs.gov/
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