Looking through images of places that have suffered from flooding, especially those where floods occur on a regular basis, I often come across photos of marks or plaques indicating the height of the flood waters. Some of the flood markers are makeshift, written in pen or paint, often done by individuals. Others are a little more grand, perhaps set up by the local community or town council, and have decorated plaques or even statues. All of them provide us with a sombre reminder of the devastation a flood can bring.
There must be thousands of similar flood marks or high water marks wherever floods have occurred around the world, each one telling a story.
Photos of Flood and High Water Marks
Over the years I’ve put together a small collection of photos of various flood and high water marks and memorials. The photos are from floods in USA, Australia, Germany and England. I’ve included some of them below.
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