Brazos Flood of 1899


By: Curtis Bishop

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994


Between June 17 and June 28, 1899, rainfall averaging 8.9 inches fell over 66,000 square miles, causing the Brazos River to overflow its banks and inundate an estimated 12,000 square miles. Damage to property was estimated at more than $9 million and 284 persons were known to have perished in the floodwaters; thousands of others were left homeless. The flood's highest recorded stage was at Hearne, where, as at many points, the waters rose above all available flood gauges.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Curtis Bishop, “Brazos Flood of 1899,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/brazos-flood-of-1899.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 1, 1994