Most people have heard of the 1937 flood, but the Kuttawa flood 1939 was almost as devastating. Here are photos taken during that time, most of them around February 14th, 1939. The water would rise another five feet after these photos were taken.
The floods of 1937 and 1939 led to the Flood Control Act of 1939. The act authorized construction of flood control projects across the United States. It also transferred ownership of the local and state dams to the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
© Wade Kingston