Map showing the territory flooded in June 1889

Title

Map showing the territory flooded in June 1889

Description

The same storm system which contributed to the Johnstown Flood in June 1889 also caused flooding in Washington, DC. This map detail shows the extent to which the flooding affected the National Mall. The dark blue lines show the edges of the flooding; everything with blue hatching was underwater. Most of the Washington Monument grounds, half of the White House Ellipse, and an area near the Capitol were all under water. The path of the flooding follows the creek bed of Tiber Creek, which was filled in during the 1870s.

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.

Date

1894

Coverage

Description

The same storm system which contributed to the Johnstown Flood in June 1889 also caused flooding in Washington, DC. This map detail shows the extent to which the flooding affected the National Mall. The dark blue lines show the edges of the flooding; everything with blue hatching was underwater. Most of the Washington Monument grounds, half of the White House Ellipse, and an area near the Capitol were all under water. The path of the flooding follows the creek bed of Tiber Creek, which was filled in during the 1870s.

Creator

Board of Sanitary Engineers

Date

1894

Coverage

1890-1919

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.