As a result of the heavy incessant rain storms the Clyde River has become taxed to and beyond its limits. Its quiet waters have become turbulent and have flown out of bounds and not since the spring of 1904 has the river assumed -such unusual magnitude.
On Saturday and Sunday the river in Lanark ex tended its boundaries on the south to the centre of the Clyde Hotel yard, and on the north to beyond Mr. Robert Whites livery bam. The boom at the saw mill gave way to the strain of the rising waters and on Friday afternoon an old familiar scene was repeated. Some two thousand logs floated down the stream until they were checked their runaway voyage by a temporary boom at the dam. This was speedily reinforced by a new boom.
All the outlying district has been more or less affected by those torrential rains and the farmers experienced great difficulty cm Friday morning in getting their milk to the factory. We have heard of some cases where the roads were rendered impassable. Such high water at this time of the year is a rare thing for this part of the country.
Photo–Lost Ottawa—August 24, 2015·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 OttawaAugust 24, 2015 —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.