Top 25 Floods in Madison Indiana

Madison Flooding on the Ohio River March 2011

With all the recent talk about Madison flooding, I wanted to share some historical flood levels to show you where we compare. The following totals are from the National Weather Service measurement at Clifty Creek.

The current March 2011 flood should make it at #23 if this mornings 251.6 measurement holds. That’s still 25 ft below the Great Flood of 1937 that changed Madison forever.

Top 25 Floods Records in Madison

  1. 475.90 ft on 01/27/1937
  2. 464.30 ft on 02/15/1884
  3. 464.00 ft on 03/08/1945
  4. 463.20 ft on 03/12/1964
  5. 463.00 ft on 04/01/1913
  6. 462.40 ft on 01/05/1943
  7. 461.80 ft on 02/01/1883
  8. 460.90 ft on 03/07/1997
  9. 459.90 ft on 01/01/1907
  10. 459.60 ft on 01/01/1832
  11. 458.80 ft on 04/18/1948
  12. 457.60 ft on 01/01/1933
  13. 456.40 ft on 03/04/1962
  14. 455.20 ft on 03/23/1943
  15. 454.90 ft on 03/10/1955
  16. 454.50 ft on 03/28/1936
  17. 454.40 ft on 02/06/1950
  18. 454.20 ft on 03/12/1967
  19. 454.00 ft on 03/22/1963
  20. 453.00 ft on 01/03/1991
  21. 452.00 ft on 01/12/2005
  22. 451.80 ft on 01/26/1996
  23. 451.10 ft on 05/30/1968
  24. 451.00 ft on 12/14/1972
  25. 450.20 ft on 04/19/1972