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Flood Inundation Extent and Depth in Selected Areas of Louisiana in August 2016


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Heal, E.N. and Watson, K.M., 2017, Flood Inundation Extent and Depth in Selected Areas of Louisiana in August 2016 (ver.1.1, April 2017): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


A slow-moving area of low pressure and a high amount of atmospheric moisture produced heavy rainfall across Louisiana and southwest Mississippi in August 2016. Over 31 inches of rain was reported in Watson, 30 miles northeast of Baton Rouge, over the duration of the event. The result was major flooding that occurred in the southern portions of Louisiana and included areas surrounding Baton Rouge and Lafayette along rivers such as the Amite, Comite, Tangipahoa, Tickfaw, Vermilion, and Mermentau. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center operates many continuous, streamflow-gaging stations in the impacted area. Peak streamflows of record were measured at 10 locations, and seven other locations experienced [...]

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Text: Revision 1.1 by Elizabeth Heal on April 5, 2017. To review the changes that were made, see “April_2017_Revisions.txt” in the attached files section.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F79K48C1

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