Variation of rainfall west of the Mississippi River. by Henry Allen Hazen

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At head of title: United States of America: War Department.

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StatementPrepared under the direction of Brig. & Bvt. Maj. Gen"l W.B. Hazen ... by H.A. Hazen ... By authority of the secretary of war.
LC ClassificationsQC851 .U54 no. 7
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p.
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Open LibraryOL7000987M
LC Control Number08028704

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Source: These images are created from quality-controlled, multi-sensor (radar and rain gauge) precipitation estimates obtained from National Weather Service (NWS) River Forecast Centers (RFCs).

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A series of atmospheric rivers fueled the strong winter storms that battered the U.S. West Coast from western Washington to southern California from Dec. 10–22,producing 11 to 25 inches of rain. feeding the river, the river feeds the groundwater table.

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Rainfall projections for Yazoo City, he said, have caused forecasters to increase the Yazoo River’s forecast level to over 35 feet, “Which will put us up probably to feet at Wolf Lake and that area behind it, and then everything is going to shoot up a bit, too, just because of the local rainfall back there.”.

Rainfall totals across a huge portion of the Mississippi River basin were two to six times that of an average year. In the subsequent days, the water levels along the river grew to record.

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