Table Hy05: Flood Discharges for 2- to 500-year Intervals in the Chariton River Basin

Table Hy05: Flood Discharges for 2- to 500-year Intervals in the Chariton River Basin

At selected streamflow gaging stations within the Missouri portion of the Chariton River basin

Stream/ Location Period of Record (water year used) Drainage Area (mi2) Main-Channel Gradient (ft/mi) Flood Discharge (cfs) for Indicated Recurrence Interval (years)
2- 5- 10- 25- 50- 100- 500-
Chariton River at Novinger, MO 1917, 1931-52, 1955-69 1,370 2.63 9,590 14,700 18,100 22,300 25,200 28,100 34,400
Strop Branch near Novinger, MO 1955-79 0.96 94.7 514 1,150 1,670 2,410 3,000 3,610 5,070
Chariton River at Elmer, MO 1917, 1922-30, 1961-69 1,660 2.40 12,500 18,500 22,400 27,300 30,800 34,300 42,200
Chariton River near Prairie Hill, MO 1929-69, 1993 1,870 2.25 13,200 18,800 22,300 26,400 29,300 32,00 38,000
Puzzle Creek near Salisbury, MO 1955-79 .80 55.6 156 301 428 626 803 1,010 1,600
Mussel Fork near Musselfork MO 1963-89 267 2.70 5,400 10,700 15,300 22,700 29,300 36,900 59,300
East Fork Little Chariton River near Huntsville, MO 1963-76 220 3.50 3,360 6,950 10,400 16,200 21,800 28,600 50,700

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