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Photo gallery of flood aftermath in the Hot Springs area during 1941-1950


July 12, 1944, flood in Hot Springs


Minor flooding occurred on July 12, 1944, when 2.34 inches of rain fell in Hot Springs in about an hour. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Minor flooding occurred on July 12, 1944, when 2.34 inches of rain fell in Hot Springs in about an hour. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


July 20, 1947, flood in Hot Springs


The 1947 flood along the Fall River caused severe damage in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The 1947 flood along the Fall River caused severe damage in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Runoff cascaded into the Fall River. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Runoff cascaded into the Fall River. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
This photograph of the 1947 flood was taken in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
This photograph of the 1947 flood was taken in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


A peak flow of 8,300 cubic feet per second occurred on June 20, 1947, at station 06402000 (Fall River at Hot Springs). Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
A peak flow of 8,300 cubic feet per second occurred on June 20, 1947, at station 06402000 (Fall River at Hot Springs). Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The Fall River on June 20, 1947. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The Fall River on June 20, 1947. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


This bridge over the Fall River was washed out during the 1947 flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
This bridge over the Fall River was washed out during the 1947 flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The Fall River flowed out of its banks. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The Fall River flowed out of its banks. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Runoff cascaded into the Fall River. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Runoff cascaded into the Fall River. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


Flooding along the Fall River caused substantial damage in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission)
Flooding along the Fall River caused substantial damage in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The 1947 flood on the Fall River was the last large flood prior to the construction of two flood-control reservoirs within the Fall River Basin. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The 1947 flood on the Fall River was the last large flood prior to the construction of two flood-control reservoirs within the Fall River Basin. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


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