South Fork Creek, Pennsylvania, USA on 21st March 2022 – by Sam Clevenger

“The recording is of South Fork Creek in Pennsylvania, which runs through the site of the Johnstown Flood of 1889. The creek used to be the source of a reservoir once owned by an upper-class, exclusive fishing and hunting club in the 1880s. The club poorly managed the lake and its earthen dam. In May of 1889, the dam collapsed during heavy rains, releasing twenty million tons of water into a river valley, destroying the valley, killing animals, trees, and over 2,000 people and their homes. The creek now runs through what used to be the lakebed, as well as a highway that was later built next to the remains of the earthen dam. You can hear the highway and passing autos in the recording.”