History | Devastation

Devastation - Ohio Floods

Ohio was victim to many serious floods dating back to the beginning of the century.

The growth of farming and its requisite land clearing significantly changed the land and its drainage characteristics.

No formal flood control system of any kind existed.

Ohio Flood - 1907

All rivers flowing southward into the Ohio River reached flood stage...
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Flood - 1907

Ohio Flood - 1913

The extent of death and destruction exceeds all other weather events in Ohio history...
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Flood - 1913

Ohio Flood - 1959

All streams reached flood stage, killing 16 people, forcing 49,000 from their homes...
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Flood - 1959

Ohio Flood - 1969

The most devastating summer flooding in Ohio history.
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Flood - 1969