US Army Corps of Engineers
Pittsburgh District

Corps Awards Contract for Sediment Removal in Johnstown, PA

Published Oct. 21, 2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has awarded a $1.2-million contract for the removal of accumulated sediments and vegetation along the Stonycreek River located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has awarded a $1.2-million contract for the removal of accumulated sediments and vegetation along the Stonycreek River located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District  has awarded a $1.2- million  contract for the removal of accumulated sediments and vegetation along the Stonycreek River located in Cambria County,  Pennsylvania.

The contract was awarded to Green World Contracting  Company of Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania.

The Johnstown Local Flood  Protection Project became the nation's  second-largest flood-control project of its type when it was constructed between 1938 and 1943.  It is one of three federally- maintained  local flood-protection  projects within  the district  and consists of a concrete-paved channel that extends 9.2 miles  along Johnstown's three rivers – Conemaugh,  Little  Conemaugh, and Stonycreek.

The residents of Johnstown will  benefit  from this project  as it will  allow  for unimpeded water flow and reduce the risk of flooding.

“The district  is absolutely  looking  forward to leveraging  our expertise to remove the sediment and vegetation  from this flood control  project, which has impeded the effectiveness of the project for years,” said Col. Andrew “Coby”  Short, commander, Pittsburgh  District. “Our team is extremely proud to lead this cleanup effort and deliver  a more effective project  for the Johnstown residents.”

The local-protection  project is designed to reduce the impact  of floodwater  to the existing river banks by providing  concrete walls constructed to accommodate flows equivalent  to those of the March 1936 flood.

U.S. Rep. John Joyce, of the 13th Congressional  District, has worked closely with the Pittsburgh District  to ensure flood protection  projects and other infrastructure  are repaired and working  as designed.


The contract work is estimated to be completed by September 2020.