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NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Catalog of Images

1900 thumbnail picture
Rice culture. Richest fields of rice abound. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1901 thumbnail picture
Orange growing. Varied industries including the oyster industry and the vegetable gardens of the Louisiana portion of the Mississippi Delta. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915.
Mississippi River 1912
1902 thumbnail picture
Timber industry. The delta yields valuable timber. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1903 thumbnail picture
Growing cities. Prosperous cities need protection. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1904 thumbnail picture
The crevasse. Waters rush through with a roar. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1905 thumbnail picture
Caving banks. Carried away by caving banks. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1906 thumbnail picture
Sand boils. The beginning of the break. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1907 thumbnail picture
Sloughing. The softened section slides out. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1908 thumbnail picture
Emergency work. Strengthened by sacks for miles. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1909 thumbnail picture
Desperate struggles. Prompt action prevents many breaks. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1910 thumbnail picture
Refugees. Driven from their homes. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1911 thumbnail picture
Homeless. Thousands suffer by Nation's neglect. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1912 thumbnail picture
Relief work. Rations and supplies are contributed. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1913 thumbnail picture
Stock lost. The loss of live stock is great. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1914 thumbnail picture
Railroads damaged. Miles of railroad washed away. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1915 thumbnail picture
The wreckage. Telegraph lines are destroyed. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1916 thumbnail picture
Towns inundated. Business is suspended for weeks. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1917 thumbnail picture
The aftermath. Wreckage and ruin result. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1918 thumbnail picture
Amphibians. Stopping the mails -- interrupting commerce. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1919 thumbnail picture
Weaving the mat. Bank protection is imperative. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1920 thumbnail picture
Sinking the mat. Revetment work is essential. In: "The Mississippi River Flood Problem," by John A. Fox, 1915. Library Call No. TC 425 .M62 F69
Mississippi River 1912
1921 thumbnail picture
A plaque in the steps leading down to the Mississippi River commemorates the highest flood ever recorded at St. Louis, the flood of 1993. On August 1, 1993, the Mississippi River reached the level of the plaque. Note street and river in upper left corner of image. The river reached 49.58 feet above normal during this flood.
St. Louis, Missouri, Mississippi River 2003
1922 thumbnail picture
Potomac River at Great Falls during flood. This small boiling stream is just part of the overflow from the main river.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
1923 thumbnail picture
Potomac River at Great Falls during flood. This small boiling stream is just part of the overflow from the main river.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
1924 thumbnail picture
Raging waters flowing out to the main body of the Potomac River during flood.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
1925 thumbnail picture
Raging waters flowing out to the main body of the Potomac River during flood.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
1926 thumbnail picture
Potomac River flowing over dam structure just above Great Falls.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
1927 thumbnail picture
Normally gentle stream area flowing into Potomac below Great Falls.
Maryland, Great Falls, Potomac River 2005
1928 thumbnail picture
Fire engine from Engine Company No. 10 caught in flood.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25
1929 thumbnail picture
Broken levee at Sandusky Street
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1930 thumbnail picture
State Street Bridge just beginning to break apart.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1931 thumbnail picture
Glenwood Avenue - a rowboat was the mode of transportation.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1932 thumbnail picture
Row boat leading a horse to safety on West Town Street.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25
1933 thumbnail picture
Cypress Avenue showing where 13 people were rescued from a tree.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 26
1934 thumbnail picture
A rescue boat rowing through Columbus.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25
1935 thumbnail picture
Water rushing over bent and broken railroad tracks.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 26
1936 thumbnail picture
Town Street Bridge broken from flood waters.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25
1937 thumbnail picture
Horse still in harness needing rescue near State and Mill Street.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1938 thumbnail picture
Remains of Hill's Grocery near Sullivant and Cypress Avenues.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1939 thumbnail picture
Damage near the corner of Rich and Dakota Avenues.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1940 thumbnail picture
Broad Street near the B&O Railroad tracks showing box car on side with torn up track.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1941 thumbnail picture
The corner of Town Street and Rogers Avenue.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1942 thumbnail picture
The remains of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad bridge at Sullivant Avenue.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1943 thumbnail picture
Industrial facilities near Broad Street.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1944 thumbnail picture
Broken levee at Sandusky Street.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1945 thumbnail picture
Flood damage.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1946 thumbnail picture
Flood damage on Glenwood Avenue.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1947 thumbnail picture
A view of Rogers Avenue.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1948 thumbnail picture
Police carrying a victim of the 1913 flooding.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
1949 thumbnail picture
The remains of Doddington Lumber Yard.
Ohio, Columbus 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913

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