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Flood Inundation Extent and Depth in Selected Areas of Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi in March 2016

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2017-09-01

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Heal, E.N. and Breaker, B.K., 2017, Flood Inundation Extent and Depth in Selected Areas of Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi in March 2016 (ver.1.1, September 2017): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7T43R6C.

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Heavy rainfall occurred across Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi in March 2016 as a result of a slow-moving southward dip in the jetstream, funneling tropical moisture into parts of the Gulf Coastal States and the Mississippi River Valley. The storm caused major flooding in the north and southeastern parts of Louisiana and in eastern Texas. Flooding also occurred in the Mississippi River Valley in Arkansas and Mississippi. Over 26 inches of rain were reported near Monroe, Louisiana over the duration of the storm event. In March 2016, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) personnel made over 490 streamflow measurements at over 375 locations in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Many of those streamflow measurements were [...]

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Revision 1.1 by Elizabeth Heal on Sept. 1, 2017. To review the changes that were made, see “September_2017_Revisions.txt” in the attached files section.

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