FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2017
Release No. NR17-037
Contact: Crooked Creek Lake
Crooked Creek Lake Pavilion Reservation Change
CROOKED CREEK LAKE – Effective for the 2017 recreation season at Crooked Creek, the park office will no longer process pavilion reservation. Reservations can only be made through the National Recreation Reservation System in two ways, online at recreation.gov or by calling (877)444-6777. Reservations will open, February 15, 2017. For more information, please contact Crooked Creek at (724)763-3161, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.
Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938, Crooked Creek Lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. An important link in a system of flood control projects, Crooked Creek provides flood protection for the lower Allegheny and Ohio rivers. The construction cost of more than $4 million appears small when compared to the giant saving which have resulted. Since its completion in 1940, the project has prevented flood damages estimated to be about $550 million.
Crooked creek also stores water and releases it downstream during dry periods to improve water quality and quantity for domestic and industrial use, navigation, recreation, aesthetics and aquatic life.
Release no. 17-001