ABSTRACT

Flood of July 17, 1972 in Gallup, New Mexico   [open pdf - 572KB]

From the Abstract: "On July 17, 1972 severe flooding occurred in Gallup, N. Mex. An isolated storm approximately 9 miles east of Gallup covering 20 of the 558 square miles drained by the Puerco River was responsible. Floodwaters reached a peak gage height of 15.3 feet and peak discharge of 12,000 cubic feet per second at the crest-stage gage located on the Puerco River in Gallup. Peak discharge was 1.8 times a 50-year flood. Floodwaters damaged 120 residences, 48 businesses, and 11 public buildings and facilities. Total damages were estimated at $1,293,000. Gallup was declared a disaster area by Governor Bruce King on July 20, 1972 and by President Richard Nixon on August 1, 1972."

Report Number:
Water-Resources Investigations 43-73
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1973-10
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Public Domain
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