Kaweah River Flood, Graphs

Cause and Effect of the Kaweah River Flood of Jan. 1997

Extreme rainfall in the the upper Kaweah River drainage in Sequoia National Park combined with warm temperatures brought a flash flood, the likes of which, has not been seen since 1969 or 1955. Eleven inches of rain fell at Hockett Meadow at the 8500 foot elevation in a 24 hour period. Lake Kaweah took on 40% of it's total capacity in a 24 hour period and rose nearly 5 feet per hour at it's fastest point.

Data from the California Data Exchange Center

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