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Pittsburgh District Lakes and Dams

The Pittsburgh District operates and maintains 16 flood control projects. These are dams which hold a pool of water behind, forming a lake.  Eight earthen, seven concrete and one combination dam store runoff from rainfall and snowmelt events. The stored runoff is then released in a controlled process to prevent or reduce flood damages throughout the District. The 16 projects cost approximately $500 million to construct. Since the first, Tygart Lake, was built in 1938, the projects are estimated to have prevented nearly $12 billion in flood damages. Besides flood control benefits, these sites provide abundant natural resources and recreation opportunities! 
Click on lake image to visit lake web page. Click here for links to our CorpsLakes Gateway pages.

 Aerial of Berlin Lake  Aerial of Conemaugh River Lake  Aerial view of Crooked Creek Lake  Aerial View of East Branch Clarion River Lake
Berlin Lake Conemaugh River Lake Crooked Creek Lake East Branch Clarion River Lake
 Aerial view of Kinzua Dam  Aerial view of Loyalhanna Lake  Aerial view of Mahoning Creek Lake  Aerial view of Michael J. Kirwan Dam & Reservoir
 Kinzua Dam & Allegheny Reservoir Loyalhanna Lake Mahoning Creek Lake Michael J. Kirwan Dam & Reservoir
 Aerial view of Mosquito Creek Lake  Aerial view of Shenango River Lake  Aerial view of Stonewall Jackson Lake  Aerial view of Tionesta Lake
Mosquito Creek Lake Shenango River Lake Stonewall Jackson Lake Tionesta Lake
 View of Tygart Lake and dam  Aerial view of Union City Dam  Aerial view of Woodcock Creek Lake  Aerial view of Youghiogheny River Lake
Tygart Lake  Union City Dam Woodcock Creek Lake Youghiogheny River Lake


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