Municipal Archives

Five Mile Creek Flood Plain Management Plan, 1976

Collection 19​​​​96-016


Repository ​Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator City of Dallas Department of Public Works
Title Five Mile Creek Flood Plain Management Plan 
Dates 1976
Quantity .25 linear feet
Abstract Bound volumes of the flood plain management plan for Five Mile Creek.
Identification 1996-016
Language Records are in English​

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a two-volume bound report on the flood plain management plan for Five Mile Creek.

Produced for the City of Dallas by Albert H. Halff Associates, Inc. in 1976, Volume One provides a brief history of flooding in the study area, a socioeconomic study of the basin area, an archaeological survey of the basin, a list of flora and fauna identified in the area, as well as a flood plain management plan for the area.  Volume Two is oversized and illustrates the plan in graphic form with maps containing geographic and hydrological information.

Flood plain management is the coordinated use of drainage basin resources to benefit Dallas residents.  Located in Oak Cliff, the Five Mile Creek project is bordered on the south by the LBJ Freeway, on the north by Kiest Boulevard, on the West by the Santa Fe Railroad, and on the east by US Interstate Highway 75.  The watershed is approximately eleven miles long, five miles wide, and flows 15.3 miles between its headwaters and US 75.  Dallas has faced serious flooding problems due to rapid urbanization and encroachment upon flood plains.  This area has seen significant flooding in 1942, 1946, and 1957, with the largest flood occurring in 1969.

The study was developed for the use of the Department of Public Works, whose mission is to preserve, improve and construct Dallas' infrastructure and facilities to provide effective, safe, and efficient movement of people and goods, and access to city facilities for citizens of Dallas.


The collection is arranged by volume.  The collection contains oversized material.


Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives.  All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


Five Mile Creek Flood Plain Management Plan, 1976 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Material


​Index Terms

Dallas (Texas)--Maps
Dallas -- Texas -- History
Flood plain management
Flood prevention

​Container List​

Box Folder
Title, Date
11 Flood Plain Management of Five Mile Creek, Volume One, 1976

Flood Plain Management of Five Mile Creek, Volume Two, 1976 [OS]