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
A very isolated and dangerous thunderstorm passed over the South Hills yesterday evening. The thunderstorm came from the east and radar estimates indicate upwards of 3+ inches in about an hour. Here’s the rainfall totals and animation from 3RWW high resolution radar rainfall data. One thing on my mind as I watch this animation is… Read more
Author’s Note: This is the seventh part in a series of blog posts looking at the historical big picture of modern day urban flooding and the importance of trees. Go here for part one, two, three, four, five, and six. Read this blog post on why I’ve decided to take on this project. The price for American westward expansion, economic growth, and… 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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