Chemung County Library District
Chemung County Library District

Commemorating the Floods of Chemung County

June of 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Flood of 1972. To commemorate this event. The Steele Memorial Library's Reference Department in partnership with the Chemung County Historical Society and the Elmira Star Gazette present a collection of photographs from the floods occuring in Chemung County in 1889, 1902, 1946, and of course 1972.

Click here to view the image collection | To view the 1972 images exculsively, click here

1946 East Church Street
1946 East Church St.

Flood Water overflowing the banks of the Chemung River on the corner of Lake and Water Streets
1972 Lake & Water St.

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