Flooding in river Cardener, autumn 1907

October the 12th, 1907, the city of Manresa suffered the most catastrophic flood in its history. The water of Cardener river rose even 10 meters above its level and carried away factories, bridges and trains. The heavy rainfalls on the west of the Cardener’s basin, from Manresa to Pinós, caused the flood. In the picture, the level that the water rose is traced on the wall of the factory Les Roques, in Sant Pau quarter. Nowadays this factory does not exist anymore.

[photo Miquel Casajoana, yielded by Col·lectiu de Recerca Històrica de Sant Fruitós de Bages].