Accession Number : ADA194142

Title :   Post Flood Report March/April 1987.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

PDF Url : ADA194142

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : During a one-week period beginning at the end of March 1987, a pair of intense rainstorms hit most of New England, causing major flooding in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. These two storms, augmented by snowmelt in the mountains and northern areas, resulted in the most widespread flooding in about 50 years. The storms created two separate and significant flood peaks, especially in southern and central regions. Rainfall maps for each event and for the total period are shown in exhibits 1, 2, and 3; rainfall amounts at Corps reservoirs are indicated on exhibit 4. Additional information on antecedent hydrologic conditions is summarized in exhibit 5, which is a Situation Bulletin prepared by RCC, as of 25 March 1987.

Descriptors :   *FLOODS, CONNECTICUT, HYDROLOGY, INTENSITY, MAINE, MAPS, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW ENGLAND, NEW HAMPSHIRE, RAIN, RAINFALL, SNOW, SOUTH(DIRECTION), STORMS, VERMONT, RESERVOIRS

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE