The Jownstown Flood

Nathaniel Soto

Date Of Flood

May 31,1889


South Fork,East Conemaugh,and Jownstown,Pa

Rivers Involved

Little Conemaugh River

Flood Controls Measures That Were In Place

South Fork Dam,East Conemaugh and Johnstown,PA


5 Years

Three Additional Facts

1. 6 to 10 inches (150 to 250 mm) of rain fall in 24 hrs over the region

2. 396 children died one hundred twenty four women and 198 men were widowed ,98 children were orphaned

3. $17 million in property damage levied and 4 square miles (10km2) of downtown Johnstown were completely destroyed