Chartiers Valley District Flood Control Authority
 
Historical Floods in the Chartiers Valley . . .
 
 
 
 
     
                                      Among the earliest floods on record
         was the "Whiskey Run Flood of 1874. Several
         people were drowned & bridges were washed out.
         
 . . . . . . Another severe flood occurred in August 1888.
         Hundreds of families were forced to flee from their
         homes.
. . . . . . The Carnegie Item reported the streets
         were like rivers during the April 20, 1901 flood.
. . . . . .
    On September 2, 1912, one of the worst floods in history
  took sixteen lives.
. . . . . . 
The next major flood to wreak
         havoc in the Chartiers Valley occurred on June 17, 1920. Carnegie
          & McKees Rocks suffered greatly.
. . . . . . The Saint Patrick's Day
          Flood of 1936 put Arch Street under water & thousands of dollars
          worth of merchandise was lost.
. . . . . . One of the few winter floods
          on December 30, 1942 left many homes in Carnegie without heat.
         
 . . . . . . The Flood of 1943 had rushing water ripping bricks from
           the streets in Carnegie.
. . . . . . On March 6, 1945 many residents
                              of Arch, Third and Jane Streets in Carnegie were
                               rescued from their homes by rowboats.

                                * Pictures & info courtesy of the Carnegie Historical Society
 
 
 
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