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In Years Past

January 18, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, Jamestown again was facing flood conditions in midwinter. City Engineer Jones, who was making measurements of the rising waters of the Chadakoin River, stated to The Journal that a reading at the boatlanding bridge in the morning showed an elevation of 1,311.48 feet. This was only 11 inches below the high-water mark of the past spring and this high water mark had been the highest known in this generation. Jones hazarded the prediction that if the rain continued throughout the day at the rate it fell in the forenoon, the coming morning would see the flood at the high water mark and this would mean much inconvenience to manufacturers, trolley men and others.



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