Little Rock, AR Flood, Apr 1927
North Little Rock Flooded.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 18 (AP). â€“ The Scott levee in Pulaski County broke under the pressure of Arkansas River flood waters Monday and water was sweeping rapidly over 15,000 acres of some of the Stateâ€™s largest and richest plantations.
The Scott levee is about twenty miles southeast of Little Rock.
Although only one break has occurred, others are threatened. Scores of men are seeking to repair the break and prevent others.
Water from the Arkansas River was spreading over North Little Rock Monday, standing several feet deep on Main Street. Only a small low section in Little Rock proper has been reached by the flood water.
Three hundred men are engaged in a battle to protect Little Rockâ€™s water plant. It is surrounded by water, but is protected by a dyke, which is being strengthened with sand bags.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 19 Apr 1927