English-Marengo, Indiana Flood 1979 { 28 images } Created 15 Jan 2013

Residents of Marengo and English, Indiana try to recover from the worst flooding in their history. Over 12 feet of water from the Little Blue River engulfed the towns, July 31, 1979. This flooding was the result of the junction of four tributaries of similar topography. The peak flow of these reaches the Little Blue River almost simultaneously resulting in flash floods. The tributaries are Camp Fork Creek, Dog Creek, Bird Creek, Hollow Creek, and Brownstone Creek. Eventually the towns in Crawford County were relocated to higher ground in 1990.
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