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Flood potential

Flood potential models for the Upper Mississippi and lower Illinois Rivers are presented here as a series of tables, one for each river mile. Each table includes the percentage chance of flooding per year for a range of durations and elevations (feet above mean sea level). Tables are grouped by pool or 25 mile river reaches in an Excel spreadsheet.

Additional information is available in a Project Status Report, located at
/documents/project_status_reports/2001/psr01_01.pdf

Predicting Flood Potential to Assist Reforestation for the Upper Mississippi River System (psr01_01.pdf file, 53 Kb)
.pdf file
UMESC file types

Pools marked Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers (map)

Pool
River Miles
File
Open River
176 - 196
Open River
151 - 175
Open River
126 - 150
Open River
101 - 125
Open River
76 - 100
Open River
51 - 75
Open River
26 - 50
Open River
2 - 25
La Grange Pool
81 - 157
Alton Pool
1 - 80
Pool
River Miles
File
Pool 2
816 - 847
Pool 3
798 - 815
Pool 4
753 - 796
Pool 5
739 - 752
Pool 5a
729 - 737
Pool 6
715 - 728
Pool 7
703 - 714
Pool 8
680 - 702
Pool 9
649 - 678
Pool 10
616 - 647
Pool 11
584 - 614
Pool 12
557 - 582
Pool 13
523 - 556
Pool 14
494 - 522
Pool 15
483 - 493
Pool 16
458 - 482
Pool 17
438 - 457
Pool 18
411 - 436
Pool 19
365 - 410
Pool 20
344 - 364
Pool 21
325 - 343
Pool 22
302 - 324
Pool 24
274 - 301
Pool 25
242 - 273
Pool 26
Melvin Price Pool

203 - 241

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