A Blog for Pittsburgh’s Flooding Events
Capturing the history of flooding in the Pittsburgh Region so that we may learn from the past to better educate our future.
The Pittsburgh Urban Flooding Journal’s First Blog Post – The History of Overcoming Pittsburgh’s Flooding Challenges
To its earliest settlers, Allegheny County’s three rivers and its numerous tributary streams, natural springs and runs were the cornerstone for settlement. They served as a constant reliable source for farming. Later they would serve as a constant reliable source for transporting the region’s vast coal resources that would go on to fuel the growth… Read more
Last week, another national report was released covering the national chronic and epidemic illness of urban flooding. The report is titled “Urban Flooding Moving Towards Resilience” and was released by the Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation. Click here if you care to read the full report. I’m going to post my personal highlights and… Read more
If you’ve been reading this blog you should know by now that I have deep insatiable desire for numbers, math, coding, engineering, making colorful interactive maps, David Letterman top ten lists and Seinfeld episodes. I also really enjoy reading great non-fiction history and biographical writing. Writings that peel off the external layers of the onion… Read more
- About this blog and why it was created
- The first blog post and how this all started
- Flooding event archives and story maps
- Catalog of past blog articles
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