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Harrisburg: The City Beautiful

Rising water

The flood of 1889 started in the evening and continued through the night. The chart shows how the max level of water came in the early morning. Imagine being a citizen and dealing with rising water in the dark. There are not estimates in this time as to how high its going to get, they would be completely at the mercy of the river. Every halfhour the water was rising by as much as a foot. 

Rising water