1948 Richland Flood

Dublin Core

Title

1948 Richland Flood

Subject

Flood; Floods; Erosion protection works; Safety; Bodies of water; Disasters; Bridges

Description

Photo of debris from 1948 Richland Flood. A tree is on the right and a large building (probably the Desert Inn) is in the background. Also included is 7cm X 12cm print of the same image. Noted on the back of the print, "13[B?]47." In 1948, the Columbia River experienced heavy flooding. Although the most well-known effects of this natural disaster occurred at Vanport, Oregon, the flood waters also rose in Richland and the Tri-Cities, leading to the construction of earthen dikes--such as the one along George Washington Way in Richland.

Creator

Sheryl Gray

Publisher

Hanford History Project, Washington State University - Tricities

Date

1948

Format

image/ tif

Language

English

Identifier

RG1D_4A_0273

Date Created

2016

Rights Holder

For permission to publish please contact the Hanford History Project (509) 372-7447

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

1 photo: b&w negative; 7cm X 11cm.

Files

RG1D_4A_0273.jpg

Citation

Sheryl Gray , “1948 Richland Flood,” Hanford History Project, accessed April 21, 2024, http://hanfordhistory.com/items/show/531.