Pittsburgh Flood Of 1936

By: Britney Bankos and Krystal Hughes

Date of Flood

1936 March


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

River(s) Involved

Allegheny and Monongahela

Flood Control Measure That Were In Place

No real flood control


March 20


  • 100,000 buildings were destroyed and damage was estimated at about $250 million. ($4.3 billion today)
  • Electric power failed on March 17 and full electric service was not restored for eight days.
  • Contamination of the water supply led Pittsburgh residents to be told to boil water for fear of typhoid.