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BRAZOS FLOOD OF 1899

BRAZOS FLOOD OF 1899. 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.

Curtis Bishop

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Handbook of Texas Online, Curtis Bishop, "Brazos Flood of 1899," accessed December 08, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ydb01.

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