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Flood control surveys in the northeast

Author(s):

Arthur Bevan

Year:

1947

Publication type:

Science Perspectives (SP)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

Source:

Station Paper NE-10. Philadelphia, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-9.

Description

Floods are a grave danger to our Nation's resources. It is estimated that floods cost the United States at least $100 million every year. The recent Mississippi floods, which dramatically brought the seriousness of the situation to public attention, cost half a billion dollars in direct-damages. The Northeast carries a heavy burden of flood losses. In 1936, floods cost the Northeastern States $250 million direct damages.

Citation

Bevan, Arthur. 1947. Flood control surveys in the northeast. Station Paper NE-10. Philadelphia, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-9.

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