FIVE HARROWING DAYS
. . . in history, as the 1935 Republican River Flood disaster unfolded, traveling from west to east:1
- Intense rainfall in Eastern Colorado on May 30, 1935, set the flood in motion.
- The river floodwaters first gathered on May 31, 1935 in Colorado, near the town of Cope.
- The flood gathered strength from tributaries as it flowed west, reaching Oxford, Nebraska around 4 a.m. on June 1st.
- Superior, Nebraska flooded by 1 a.m. on June 2nd.
- Floodwaters reached Clay Center, Kansas on June 3rd by 2 a.m. See maps and diagrams of the flood’s progress here.
*photo from noaa.gov, courtesy Joe Torrey