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Residents of Brookside Apartments negotiate floodwaters, June 1968

Residents of Brookside Apartments negotiate floodwaters, June 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 26, 1968
Caption
Fishing In The Flood: These residents of the Brookside Apartments went fishing last night but the experience was not enjoyable. They were hoping to hook some of their belongings before the property was swept over a makeshift waterfall in the foreground. All first floor apartments in the complex, which is off Plymouth Rd., were flooded

June 1968 Flood

In late June, 1968, heavy rains swept through the region, causing the Huron River and other creeks and lakes to flood their banks inflicting massive damage to dams, roads, and personal property. The University Meteorology Laboratory recorded 5.28 inches of rain. Streets were impassable, bridges washed out, farm fields inundated, and nearly all neighborhoods affected, with water high enough to permit canoeing in Lansdowne subdivision south of Pioneer High School.

Corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Huron Parkway, June 1968

Corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Huron Parkway, June 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 26, 1968
Caption
Waterfall On Washtenaw: This may look like a scene from a fish hatchery but actually it was busy Washtenaw Ave., near Huron Parkway last night. Cars are seen cautiously making their way along Washtenaw while tons of water cascade over an edge of the road in the foreground. Rainfall totaling 5.28 inches was recorded by instruments at the University.

June 1968 Flood

June 1968 Flood image