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The Great Dayton, Ohio flood...



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March 27, 1913

THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, March 27, 1913 

* The great Dayton, Ohio flood
* Great Miami River 
* Ohio River Valley 

This 16 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include:

* FLOOD CONDITIONS WORST IN HISTORY
* Famine, Sickness And Exposure Sure to Claim Many Victims
* RED CROSS FORCES IN FLOOD ZONE

and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Usual browning with minor margin wear. Should handled with care.

wikipedia notes: The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 flooded Dayton, Ohio, and the surrounding area with water from the Great Miami River, causing the greatest natural disaster in Ohio history. In response, Ohio passed the Vonderheide Act to allow the Ohio state government to form the Miami Conservancy District, one of the first major flood control districts in Ohio and the United States.This also inflicted a domino series of events, resulting in a further disruption. The flood was created by a series of three winter storms that hit the region in March 1913. Within three days, 8-11 inches of rain fell throughout the Great Miami River watershed on frozen ground, resulting in more than 90% runoff that caused the river and its tributaries to overflow. The existing series of levees failed, and downtown Dayton experienced flooding up to 20 feet (6.1 m) deep. This flood is still the flood of record for the Great Miami River watershed, and the amount of water that passed through the river channel during this storm equals the flow over Niagara Falls each month.

The Miami River watershed covers nearly 4,000 square miles (10,000 km2) and 115 miles (185 km) of channel that feeds into the Ohio River.  Other cities across Ohio experienced flooding from these storms, but not as extensive as the cities of Dayton, Piqua, Troy, and Hamilton along the Great Miami River.

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