The Epic Flood of 1929
Contact: Joe Zagorski, 423-346-6294
WARTBURG, Tennessee:The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be having a program entitled "The Epic Flood of '29" on Saturday, July 27th. This ranger-led program will discuss the flood in detail, including how it affected many lives and businesses along the Cumberland Plateau. Participants will walk along some of the areas that saw high-water marks for the flood and will hear some of the terrifying stories and legends from survivor accounts. Please meet the ranger at the Nemo Day Use Area at 1 p.m. (EDT). No reservations are necessary for this free program, which should conclude by 2 p.m. (EDT).
Please contact the park at 423-346-6294 for further details and information.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Obed River's maximum flow in cubic feet per second can reach a level of 100,000 CFS after periods of heavy rain? For paddlers, the optimum flow ranges from 2500-3000 CFS.