FLOOD OF PARIS IN 1910
In 1910 Paris experienced
its greatest flood of the twentieth century. After 3 months
of intense rainfall that occurred from 11/28/1909 to 12/09/1909,
from 15 to 31 december 1909 and a period of rain and snow
from the very 01/09/1910, waterlogged soils water were saturated.
From 18 to 20 january 1910 the tons of water that fell caused
a rapid rise of the Seine.
For 9 days, a very large rising
of the haute Seine of the Marne cannot flow has invaded Paris
and its suburbs. 01/28/1910 The water level reached its maximum.
Height was 8,62 meters in Paris, almost the beard of Zouave
of Alma bridge i.e. 6 meters above the danger level and 39,62
meters Gournay sur Marne.
The Zouave bridge of
Alma. To the right the maximum height of the main rising.
Nearly 500 hectares in the
centre of Paris were invaded by water, from 15.000
to 20.000 buildings were affected
and more than 150.000 sinister
inhabitants and 20.000 cellars
were flooded. Water has paralyzed the city,
the majority of the large factories were arrested, underground
and rail links were cut... Such flooding would occur on average
every 100 years.
here to enlarge this photo taken with by satellite with
a projection of flooding areas during the flood of 1910
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