Accession Number:

ADB344485

Title:

Report on November-December 1950 Floods. Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basins, California and Truckee, Carson, and Walker Rivers, California and Nevada

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT SACRAMENTO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1951-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This is a report on the severe and widespread floods which occurred throughout the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins in California and Truckee, Carson, and Walker River Basins in California and Nevada during the Latter part of November and the early part of December 1950. These floods were remarkable in extent, severity, and duration, and at many localities were the most destructive experienced over the 40 or 50-year period of record. The purpose of this report is to present information which has been gathered on the floods, including rainfall, run-off, and damage data, and to examine the effects of existing and proposed improvements on flood flows and damages. In order that a discussion of the principal features and effects of the floods may not be made too lengthy by the inclusion of the voluminous, detailed data which were collected for record purposes, such data have been eliminated from the main reports and assembled separately in appendix A, entitled Detailed Supporting Data. The authority for the preparation of this report is contained in paragraph 4223.05d of Orders and Regulations. The November-December 1950 floods are classified as category A floods major floods, over wide areas, causing extensive property damage.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE