Photo–Lost Ottawa— ·Chaudière bridge downstream. Building on left side is Hull 2 hydro station . Close up Number 2 of our earlier pic, showing flood conditions in the Ottawa River in 1926. I zoomed in on this part for two reasons, the first being that you can see people standing on the bridge observing the high water roaring underneath, only a few feet below them. The other is that you can see vehicles pulled over and parked on the Quebec side of the road past the bridge — you can’t do that anymore!
Lost Ottawa —Flood conditions in the Ottawa River, August 29, 1926, looking down river past the Ring Dam.The purpose of the dam was to maintain the water level above the dam where things look relatively calm, so you would hardly think there’s a potential flood going on … but the real clue is how close the water is to flooding the Union Bridge. Water this high at Chaudiere would almost automatically mean flooding in Pointe Gatineau. (NAM Unnumbered)
It wasn’t only Perth that was flooded.. it was everywhere.