This report from July 2020 reviews the floodplain at the base of Manayunk, its history of severe flooding along Main Street, flood insurance and management, and more. After historic flooding in September 2021, now is a pertinent time to learn more about our area’s susceptibility to floods.
As state in its introduction: “The information presented in this Guide is intended to provide information to owners, business owners, and tenants on evaluating options to minimize the impact of flooding on properties in the Manayunk Main Street Historic District. It includes an overview of floodplain management requirements, flood insurance, and the role of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, who is charged with balancing the level of desired protection with the maintenance of the Manayunk Main Street Historic District’s character.”
It is a good read for anyone interested in Manayunk’s history and/or have properties likely affected by the ever increasing threat of floods.