Flood data for the Sacramento River and Butte Basin 1875 to 1978, Sacramento Valley, California by J. C. Blodgett

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif .

Written in English

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  • Floods -- California -- Sacramento River,
  • Stream measurements -- California -- Sacramento River

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 177).

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Statementby J.C. Blodgett ; prepared in cooperation with the California Department of Water Resources.
SeriesOpen-file report -- 80-971, Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 80-971.
ContributionsCalifornia. Dept. of Water Resources., Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 193 p. :
Number of Pages193
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Open LibraryOL23064665M

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Streamflow data at various locations were assembled for the Sacramento River between Red Bluff and Meridian, Calif., and for Butte Basin, which serves as an overflow basin during periods of flooding. Data were obtained from various Federal and State agencies and private sources to document the magnitude of flooding from to The assembled data include annual maximum flood stages and.

Get this from a library. Flood data flow for the Sacramento River and Butte Basin toSacramento Valley, California. [J C Blodgett; California. Department of. Floodflows and peak states of floods were measured and channel cross sections were surveyed at sites along the Sacramento River and in Butte Basin, Sacramento Valley, California, during to document magnitudes of flooding California book channel changes.

The study reach extends from rivermile near Hamilton City to rivermile near Meridian. Flooding in Butte Basin, CA., is caused primarily by overflow from the Sacramento River on the western boundary. Stage and California book data were collected during at 6 recording and 45 crest-stage gages within the basin and combined with discharge records on the main channel of the Sacramento River to determine total flow and flow distribution at the latitudes of Ord Ferry, Butte City.

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Harmon U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Open-File Report Prepared in cooperation with the CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES c\ CM o Sacramento, California The Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency identifies Sacramento as the nation’s greatest metropolitan flood risk.

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