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Pre-Improvement Floods . . .
 
                   PRE-IMPROVEMENT MSL 762.03
PRE-IMPROVEMENT FLOOD CATEGORIES
Major Flood Stage 12 ft
Moderate Flood Stage 10 ft
Flood Stage 9 ft
Action Stage 6.3 ft

MAJOR FLOODING EVENTS BEFORE RECORD KEEPING
1874 Whiskey Run Flood
1888
April 20, 1901

 
DATE FT OUTCOME
Monday, September 02, 1912 17.33-25 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
Wednesday, December 29, 1915 11 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Wednesday, March 22, 1916 11.3 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Monday, January 22, 1917 12.1 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
Thursday, February 22, 1917 11.4 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Saturday, February 09, 1918 10.5 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Thursday, November 27, 1919 12.3 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
Thursday, June 17, 1920 16.1 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
Monday, March 07, 1921 6.64 ACTION STAGE
Thursday, September 22, 1921 11.50 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Saturday, April 01, 1922 7.38 ACTION STAGE
Saturday, April 15, 1922 7.38 ACTION STAGE
Sunday, December 23, 1923 6.08 ACTION STAGE
Thursday, January 03, 1924 7.01 ACTION STAGE
Wednesday, January 16, 1924 9.10 FLOOD STAGE
Saturday, March 29, 1924 8.00 ACTION STAGE
Monday, May 12, 1924 6.27 ACTION STAGE
Sunday, June 29, 1924 10.20 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Friday, February 19, 1926 7.59 ACTION STAGE
Sunday, September 05, 1926 11.30 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Tuesday, November 16, 1926 10.80 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Sunday, June 05, 1927 10.00 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Thursday, November 17, 1927 10.20 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Wednesday, December 14, 1927 7.66 ACTION STAGE
Friday, December 16, 1927 8.11 ACTION STAGE
Friday, June 22, 1928 12.00 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
Tuesday, March 26, 1929 12.20 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
Sunday, November 17, 1929 9.02 FLOOD STAGE
Friday, April 04, 1930 10.30 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Wednesday, March 15, 1933 11.98 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
Tuesday, March 17, 1936 13.97 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
Thursday, April 09, 1942 11.00 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Wednesday, December 30, 1942 12.30 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
Wednesday, July 28, 1943 11.15 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Tuesday, March 06, 1945 13.49 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
Wednesday, March 07, 1945 14.58 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
Wednesday, July 05, 1950 9.41 FLOOD STAGE
Sunday, December 03, 1950 8.11 ACTION STAGE
Monday, December 04, 1950 10.75 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Monday, January 15, 1951 10.80 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Sunday, January 27, 1952 10.33 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Saturday, October 16, 1954 11.55 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Friday, March 04, 1955 5.62 ACTION STAGE
Saturday, March 05, 1955 6.45 ACTION STAGE
Thursday, March 08, 1956 7.25 ACTION STAGE
Monday, August 06, 1956 16.37 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE
FLOODING EVENTS DURING IMPROVEMENTS
DATE DISCHARGE OUTCOME
Wednesday, April 26, 1961 5670 ACTION STAGE
Tuesday, March 05, 1963 9340 FLOOD STAGE
Monday, March 06, 1967 3400 ACTION STAGE
Thursday, May 06, 1971 3230 ACTION STAGE
Saturday, April 28, 1973 3170 ACTION STAGE
* Pictures courtesy of the Carnegie Historical Society / Information compiled from the US Geological Survey and the National Weather Service.
 
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