Welcome to the thematic guide on floods. The guide contains Background or External Information, and Primary Sources depicting floods in textual (often newspapers) and graphic format (often photographs). This information is mostly related to the Floods of 1886.
To learn more about the resources listed here, please click the external links or images provided to be sent to their institutional pages.
* These sources are unfortunately behind a paywall.
- DRAW Blog: The Flood of 1886, posted March 18th 2020
- "From the archives: 1886 flood had Montreal at its Mercy", John Kalbfleisch, Montreal Gazette, April 19 2017
- "A haggard mayor and everyday heroes: Tales from Montreal's 1886 flood", Jonathan Montpetit, CBC News, May 14 2017
- AQUARISC Database, Ouranos (Climate Change and Floods, current day)
- "Here is every major flood in Quebec since 1928", Roberto Rocha, CBC News, May 13 2017
- "Floods in Canada", Ian Burton, The Canadian Encyclopedia, March 4 2015
- "Tracking the severity of Quebec floods is a complicated science", René Bruemmer, Montreal Gazette, April 26 2019
- 'History of Flooding in Canada', Wikipedia
- 'Floods', World Heath Organization
- The Gazette, The Worst Flood Yet, April 19 1886, p.5*
- 'Frazil ice : on its nature, and the prevention of its action in causing floods' by George H. Henshaw
- The Gazette, It Rained Last Night, June 25 1897, p.5*
- The Daily Evening Mercury, "The Montreal Floods", January 13 1886, BAnQ
- Morning Chronicle, "Special from Montreal", January 13 1886, BAnQ
- Daily Evening Mercury, "The Ice Difficulty", December 8 1886, BAnQ
- Quebec Morning Chronicle, "Spring Floods at Montreal", April 12 1889, BAnQ
- Quebec Daily Mercury, "Floods at Montreal", April 25 1885, BAnQ
- Montreal Herald and Daily Commercial Gazette, "The City Drainage", February 8 1875, BAnQ
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