Ohio River Flood of March 1936 - Clarington, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 39° 46.059 W 080° 52.233
17S E 511087 N 4401977
Quick Description: This high water mark on the side of the Municipal Building in Clarington, Ohio, indicates the flood of March 1936, though less known than the great flood of 1937.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2009 8:02:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM5PM1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
Views: 5

Long Description:


High Water Mark Flood of Mar 1936 Elev 646.47 ft. U.S. Engineer Office Huntington WVa. Corps. of Engineers U.S. Army


The only reference I found to this particular flood is in this study by E.L. Mosley. Clarington is nearer to Pittsurgh than the communities further downstream, such as Gallipolis, Portsmouth, and Cincinnati that suffered so much devastation in the great flood of 1937, not many months later. A brief quotation is given.

E. L. MOSELEY,
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

"The great flood of 1936, which at Pittsburgh was even greater than that of 1937, came two months later in the year than that of 1937, as might have been expected from the fact that heavy rain in 1845 started later and continued later."
LONG TIME FORECASTS OF OHIO RIVER FLOODS

Natural or man made event?: Natural

What type of marker?: Plaque

When did this occur?: March 1936

Website related to the event..: [Web Link]

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A picture showing the level along with any markers telling of what had occurred can be used. Better yet would be a picture of you or someone standing next to the high level mark, that would show if you would have been just wading or completely submersed.
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