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Posted 9/24/2015

Release no. NR15-260

John Kolodziejski
724-962-7744 (fax)
Shenango Lake

Shenango Dam is hosting a free open house, Saturday, Sept. 26 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., to commemorate the dam’s 50 years of service.

The USACE staff will be on hand to give guided tours across the dam’s service bridge and to answer questions about this multi-purpose facility. Construction photos and videos will be available detailing the history and benefits of the dam.

No preregistration is required, but people over 17 years of age must show a photo identification to gain access to the top of the dam. Interior tours will not be available.

Shenango Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1960’s and completed in 1965. It was constructed primarily for flood damage reduction in the Shenango River Valley as well as for the Beaver and upper Ohio Rivers.

For more information contact Shenango Lake at 724-962-7746.

Pittsburgh District’s 26,000-square miles include portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland and southwestern New York.  Our jurisdiction includes more than 328 miles of navigable waterways, 23 navigation locks and dams, 16 multi-purpose flood control reservoirs, 42 local flood protection projects and other projects to protect and enhance the Nation’s water resources, infrastructure and environment.

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