The Drought of 1988 in the U.S. Army Engineer District, Pittsburgh

by Werner C. Loehlein, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The summer of 1988 was the hottest of the century in the Pittsburgh District. Pittsburgh experienced 38 days of 90 F degrees or more, including 3 days above the 100 F degree mark. This paper discuss the title subject in terms of streamflow, water quality, the effect on multipurpose projects, drought related activities, and other related topics.

Subject Headings: Droughts | Water quality | Water resources | Meteorology | Runoff | Rainfall | Reservoirs | Rivers and streams | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

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