Kansas Water Science Center
The 1951 Floods in Kansas Revisited
"Measured in terms of human suffering, tremendous losses in property, and extensive disruption of business activities throughout the flooded area, it was the greatest catastrophe within the history of the region. Measured in terms of river stages and discharges, and of extent of the areas inundated, it was the greatest flood in the Kansas River Basin of which there is reliable record." (Veatch, 1952)
Aerial view of floodwaters in North Topeka. Cloverleaf on U.S. Hwy. 24 and Jayhawk Junior Motel in
upper right (Kansas State Historical Society copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Kansas Big Water - The 1951 Flood in Kansas
This presentation was made into a video which ran on the Topeka public access TV station.
Flood Hydrographs for Selected Stations
Other Links of Interest