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Sep 29, 1861

Kanawha Valley was hit by its worst flood

Other events that happened on or around September 29, 1861

1913

Record floods occurred along Ohio between Parkersburg and Point Pleasant

Mar 30, 1913

Ohio River at Point Pleasant reached 62.80 feet, more than 18 feet above flood stage

Other events that happened on or around March 30, 1913

1936

Record floods occurred along Ohio above Parkersburg and Potomac downstream from Paw Paw

Jan 28, 1937

Ohio River at Huntington crested at a record 69.45 feet, more than 14 feet above flood stage

Other events that happened on or around January 28, 1937

1937

The greatest historic flow of water in West Virginia occurred due to repeated passage of frontal systems

Feb 26, 1972

Buffalo Creek flood, caused by failure of poorly designed coal-refuse dams, killed 125 people

Other events that happened on or around February 26, 1972

Nov 05, 1985

Record flooding occurred in central and eastern West Virginia, killing 47 people

Other events that happened on or around November 05, 1985

Jun 23, 2016

Heavy rains led to flooding in Kanawha, Nicholas and Greenbrier counties

Other events that happened on or around June 23, 2016


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