Corps to celebrate Berlin Dam’s 75th

Published Oct. 1, 2018
Several changes are coming to the Mill Creek Recreation Area operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Berlin Lake.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces Mill Creek Recreation Area at Berlin Lake is going cashless.

Proposed Planned Deviation to the Water Control Plan for 2018 calendar year at Berlin Lake, Ohio

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District is seeking comments for a proposed temporary deviation to its Berlin Lake water control plan that would extend higher water levels longer in the lake.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District invites the public Oct. 13 to an anniversary celebration commemorating the completion of Berlin Dam’s construction in 1943.

The Corps will provide dam tours, a commemoration ceremony, tree planting, chili cook-off and displays and exhibits with our partners.


9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Guided Berlin Dam tours, Berlin Dam Day Use Area, Bonner Road, Berlin Lake in Deerfield Township, Ohio.

11 a.m. Anniversary celebration ceremony, Mill Creek Day Use Area, Berlin Lake.

12 p.m. Chili Cook-off, exhibits and activities, Mill Creek Day Use Area, Berlin Lake.

The Berlin Dam has played in reducing the risk of flooding to downstream communities and sustaining water quality within the Mahoning River Valley and well as in providing quality recreation to visitors.  This is an opportunity to thank the federal employees, volunteers, partnering agencies and local communities for their part in this success.

The Flood Control Act of 1938 authorized Berlin dam and reservoir. The reservoir is one of 16 flood risk management projects in the Pittsburgh District. The project reduces the risk of flooding downstream of the dam along the Mahoning River as well as the Beaver and upper Ohio rivers. Since its completion in 1943, Berlin has prevented flood damages estimated to be in excess of $4.5 billion and has markedly contributed to the improvement and sustainment of water quality downstream of the dam.

No reservations are required. The event is open to the public. This event will occur rain or shine except in the case of extreme weather.

For more information: Public Affairs Office at 412-395-7500 or

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Jeff Hawk
412-713-4626 (cell)
412-395-7503 (fax)
1000 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Release no. 18-046