Friday, April 27, 2018

The Great Flood of 1913

The Great Flood of 1913 occurred between March 23 and March 26, after major rivers in the central and eastern United States flooded from runoff and several days of heavy rain and melt. In Troy, New York, the Hudson River crested at 29.7 feet above flood stage, which is still the highest level ever recorded, far higher than Hurricane Irene. There are no known moving pictures of the flood, this video is built from an image captured on the western shore of the Hudson River where the present-day Congress Street Bridge touches down in Watervliet, New York. Today, you can still find markings on the buildings of Front Street approximating the water level. (Photographer Unknown)

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