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Exhibit B: Daily River Gauges and Maximum Height of Streams Traversed by Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh, During the Flood of March, 1913, as Shown by Records of U.S. Government

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During the 1913 flood, rivers across the Midwest crested at record levels, including the Wabash, White, Ohio and Maumee rivers in Indiana. In Evansville, the Ohio River stretched almost 50 miles wide and began rising a rate of 2 inches per hour. As this chart indicates, many of the rivers surpassed flood stage by early in the week. In some cases, the water was so powerful, the gauges were washed away and no exact measurements are known.Destination Indiana - Flood of 1913 Journe

Topics: Pennsylvania Railroad; Floods--Ohio; Floods--Indiana; Railroads--Natural disaster effects--Ohio; Railroads--Natural disaster effects--Indiana; Weather; Weather research; Natural disasters; Floods; Rivers
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : Press of Wm. G. Johnston & Co., c1913
Year: 1910
OAI identifier: oai:images.indianahistory.org:V0002/3119
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