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A Brief Chronology

Sunday, June 27

  • 2am: John Walter receives a phone call at 2am from Rocky Mountain House stating that the river had risen. “My God, Edmonton, look out; the river is up 20 feet and still jumping!”
  • 6am: River begins to rise in Edmonton. John Walter contacts Mayor William T. Henry who has the police and fire department spread a flood warning and prepare for evacuation.
  • 6pm: Water from the North Saskatchewan River has climbed over banks and is creeping into homes built near the river.

Monday, June 28

Tuesday, June 29

  • 3am: The North Saskatchewan River peaks at over 45 feet (10 meters) above the low water mark.
  • 9:30am: Part of the City Power Plant is refired.
  • 10:30pm: All power is restored to Edmonton.

Wednesday, June 30

  • 3am: The river has dropped 20 feet.
  • 7am: Water is once again available, though it is very silty.
    "Boil The Water"
    Edmonton Bulletin July 1, 1915, page 1

Tuesday, July 6

  • Most of the flood victims are expected to be able to return to their homes.
  • "Flood Victims Back In Homes"
    Edmonton Bulletin July 2, 1915, page 1

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