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Claycord Online Museum – The Flood Of 1962 In Concord

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Thanks to “nytemuvr”, who sent these photos of the 1962 flood in Concord.

The photos were taken in the area of Park-N-Shop on Willow Pass Road and also on Market Street and Meadow Lane.

You can click on each picture for a much larger view.

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Anybody out there remember the flood in 1962?

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6 comments

WC---Creeker January 6, 2023 - 7:15 AM - 7:15 AM

But wait, this was before the climate crisis?

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Badge1104 January 6, 2023 - 8:38 AM - 8:38 AM

Yes, I was a little boy and remember not being able to go out for what seemed like weeks to play because he kept raining, raining, raining.
I remember looking out the window at the rivers of water flowing down the street. I also remember neighbors saying how they couldn’t get thru town because of the flooding.
( yes folks I just dated myself big time here:)
Additionally, I clearly remember how another neighbor reported that just four years before their home totally flooded in the four corners section of Concord, before they moved to our neighborhood which was in higher area.
And is someone already said, this is well before we were supposedly in a climate crisis. I remember every drought since the ’60s too! Nothing is new here.

Bill January 6, 2023 - 9:18 AM - 9:18 AM

In the A&W pics I wonder if they were going in for a Root Beer Float.

All joking aside I hope everyone was safe.

Mar January 6, 2023 - 4:12 PM - 4:12 PM

this was before they lined Pine Creek w cement

Lee McCleary January 11, 2023 - 2:10 PM - 2:10 PM

Nowhere is the date of the flood given, but I do remember an unseasonably early and dramatic storm and flood in Central Contra Costa County in October of ’62. I later found out it was part of what they called the “Columbus Day Storm” in the Pacific northwest (Oregon and Washington). Not sure how far south the storm reached, but as I recall, we were near the southern edge of it here in Contra Costa Co. The storm really hammered the Pacific Northwest with horiffic winds and rainfall. I lived in OR through the ’70’s and into the ’80’s and they still talked about it–it seemed like many people there had a Columbus Day Storm story to tell.

nytemuvr January 12, 2023 - 2:24 PM - 2:24 PM

@LEE MCCLEARY….These Kodachrome slides were developed in Nov. of ’62, each slide is stamped with the month and year it was developed. So I would suspect that these photos are the “Columbus Day Storm” you refer too.

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