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Flood of June 9, 1957, at Perry, Florida ( FGS: Information circular 17 )

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STATE OF FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF CONSERVATION Ernest Mitts, Director FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Robert O. Vernon, Director INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 17 FLOOD OF JUNE 9, 1957, AT PERRY, FLORIDA By Rufus H. Musgrove Hydraulic Engineer, U. S. Geological Survey Prepared by U. S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Florida Geological Survey Tallahassee, Florida 1958 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Introduction......................... 1 Description of the area .................. 1 Rainfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 5 General features of the flood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Peakflows ............................ 7 ILLUSTRATIONS Figure 1 Map of Spring and Pimple creeks in Perry, Florida, showing high-water elevations for flood of June 9, 1957. .............. 2 2 Flooded area in residential section in Perry, Florida, June 9, 1957 .............. 3 3 Flooded area along Pimple Creek in Perry, Florida, June 9, 1957 ........... ... 4 4 Isohyetal map showing total rainfall June 7-8, 1957, in vicinity of Perry, Florida. . 6 5 Flooded area along Spring Creek in Perry, Florida, June 9, 1957 .............. 8 6 Pimple Creek at Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Perry, Florida, June 9, 1957 . . . . . . . . . . 9 7 Flooding by Pimple Creek at intersections of Ash and. Jefferson streets, Perry, Florida, June 9, 1957 ................... 11 8 Pimple Creek at Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida, June 9, 1957 ............. 12 iii FLOOD OF JUNE 9, 1957, AT PERRY, FLORIDA By Rufus H. Musgrove INTRODUCTION Floods occurred on streams in the vicinity of Perry, Taylor County, Florida, on June 9, 1957, as a result of heavy rains from atropical disturbance. Serious flooding occurred in Perry along Spring and Pimple creeks as outlined by the shaded area in figure 1, requiring the evacuation of about ZOO families from the lowland area. No loss of life was reported. The damages to residential and commercial prop- erties were estimated at several million dol

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