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Gahanna in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Big Walnut Creek Flood of Jan-Feb 1959

 
 
Big Walnut Creek Historical Flood Mark Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
1. Big Walnut Creek Historical Flood Mark
Inscription. Historical Flood Mark, Jan.-Feb. 1959.
“Encroachment on flood plains, such as artificial fill, reduces the flood-carrying capacity, increases the flood heights of streams, and increases flood hazards in areas beyond the encroachment itself. One aspect of flood plain management involves balancing the economic gain from flood plain development against the resulting increase in flood hazard.” Federal Emergency Management Agency, February 1, 1983.
This boulder brought from Canada by the Great Ice Age glaciers, was donated by the Prince Family of Champaign County, Ohio.
Park donated by Earl “Beck” Lintner — Landscaping donated by Warwicks Kiwanis EMH&T
 
Erected by Ohio Department of Natural Resources, City of Gahanna.
 
Location. 40° 1.353′ N, 82° 52.775′ W. Marker is in Gahanna, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street (U.S. 62) and Carpenter Street, on the right when traveling south on Mill Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gahanna Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mifflin Township Veterans Memorial
FEMA Flood Hazard Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
2. FEMA Flood Hazard Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Log House (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Clark House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Port Columbus Airport Terminal (approx. 2.5 miles away); Forest Lawn Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Norton Field (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gahanna.
 
Also see . . .  1959 Statewide Flood. (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyDisastersEnvironmentNatural ResourcesNotable Events
 
Park Donation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
3. Park Donation Marker
Big Walnut Creek Flood of Jan-Feb 1959 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
4. Big Walnut Creek Flood of Jan-Feb 1959 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,712 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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