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Flood Relief

Flood Relief

january 1937

The Ohio River flooded in January 1937, causing considerable damage from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cairo, Illinois. The Tennessee Valley Authority...

Tags: Floods | Kentucky | Tennessee
1937 Paducah Flood

1937 Paducah Flood

February 1937

After 18 inches of rain in 16 days, the Ohio River crested at 60.8 feet on February 2, 1937 in Paducah, Kentucky. This flood was the worst natural disaster...

Tags: Floods | Kentucky
Gilbertsville Reservoir Project

Gilbertsville Flood Control

October 7, 1937

The Gilbertsville Reservoir, also known as the Kentucky Reservoir, was constructed after the 1937 flood to help control the flooding of the lower...

Tags: Dam Construction | Floods | Kentucky | Map