Monday, January 27, 2014

January 26....The Day The Ohio River Flooded To Its Record Peak.....

On January 26, 1937, the Ohio River at New Richmond/Cincinnati crested at 80 feet;  over 50 feet above pool stage. The River rose into the homes and businesses of so many, leaving behind a thick blanket of "river mud." To this day, this still looms as the most significant natural disaster to hit the New Richmond/Cincinnati region.  Many a home and business were left devastated; never to be reopened again. It was, at least in part, as a result of the scope of the flooding that the Federal Government fast-tracked Ohio River flood control program, which involved the development of a comprehensive plan (including holding pools/dams/etc) to decrease the chances of such a monumental flood from occurring again.

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