Mahoning Creek Lake staff commemorated the 75th anniversary of the completion of the construction of Mahoning Dam, June 18.
Throughout the day visitors had the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities including tours from the top of the dam. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary gave free courtesy safety check for boaters, and a 75th anniversary tree-planting ceremony. Sixteen stakeholders were invited to participate in the festivities and explain how our mission initiatives have formed partnerships with them.
Col. Bernard Lindstrom, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District commander, joined Richard Lockwood, chief Operations Division, Scott Eberle, maintenance worker at Mahoning Dam, Randy Brozenick, Armstrong County Public Safety Director, and Ricky McKee in the anniversary tree-planting ceremony.
The Mahoning Dam was mandated by Congress to be completed through the 1936 and 1938 Flood Control Acts that were created in response to the 1936 St. Patrick’s Day flood. The dam was completed and placed into operation in 1941 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District and has been a part of the community since, according to Ricky McKee, natural resource manager of Mahoning Dam.
Mahoning Dam has been providing flood protection for the lower Allegheny River Valley and the upper Ohio River since its completion.
More than 400 visitors attended the event throughout the day.
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