National Geographic : 1952 Apr
© National Geographic Society 484 Kodachrome byJohn E.Fletcher "Too Much or Too Little" Is the Story of Water in Western Kansas. This Flash Flood Struck Hays inMay, 1951 Hays was one of the first towns overwhelmed by the Kansas-Missouri disaster last spring. Rampaging Big Creek drove 4,000 residents from their homes. This rescue party paddles between abandoned cars. Opposite: Red Rock Canyon, once a refuge of horse thieves, isinvaded byareservoir's backwaters. ~QI 0^,.