Sunday, February 28, 2021

May 1948 Flood Views

A pet research project of mine has been the impact of the flooding of May and June 1948 on the area. Recall that water completely washed out the Waterville Railway.
 
Anyway, one of the stories I had read was the water over Rock Island Dam covering a large part of the structure. A photo from Ebay arrived today which displayed the extent of the water. A companion newspaper clipping shows the same scene from the air.
 
Included is a view of Grand Coulee Dam on May 30, 1948, showing the torrent of water over the top.
 
Through the help of others, I got a picture of the Thurston Street underpass in Wenatchee showing the high water that encompassed part of downtown Wenatchee.
 
Water spilling over Rock Island Dam. 

 
A newspaper clipping showing the same.


 Record water flowing over Grand Coulee Dam.

 
Thurston Street underpass high water marker.

 
Worthen Street views.



 
Fifth Street underpass.



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