1952 flood

The 1952 flood was the sixth-highest on record. The Mississippi River crested that year on April 16 at 21.90 feet. (Click on the slide show to stop it or see larger images.) The seven-day forecast posted on March 23, 2011, suggests that this year's crest could be pretty comparable.

Do you remember the flood of 1952? Have stories? Tell us! Leave a comment below.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

In the Spring of 1952 I was a Senior at Hastings High School. The real calamity was we couldn't get to Prescott, Wi to buy beer. As the water started down we slowly drove through the water as they say in the Navy Submarine Service, "with decks awash"
Ron.

posted on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 6:25pm
Unknown person's picture
Unknown person says:

wow that is cool i have seen a flood that was nothing compared to this

posted on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 10:53am
Unknown person's picture
Unknown person says:

WOW! that is amazeing! being my age i wasnt born yet but i have been in iowa during a flood and it was nothing like this!!

posted on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 10:51am
anne onimouse's picture
anne onimouse says:

Nothing in my life has been as severe as this. Wow.

posted on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 1:08pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

WOW! After seeing those images, I saw how powerful a flood can really be!

posted on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 2:16pm
Layla's picture
Layla says:

WOW! what a awsome sight! I never saw anything like this!!!!!!!!!! What a flood!

posted on Sat, 04/23/2011 - 11:47am

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