Helicopter flight over Pittsburgh District locks, dams, reservoirs, rivers
The photo above is an aerial view of Crooked Creek Lake and dam in Ford City, Pennsylvania, July 21, 2023. Crooked Creek Lake is one of 16 flood risk reduction projects in the Pittsburgh District, providing flood protection for the lower Allegheny and upper Ohio rivers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started constructing Crooked Creek Lake in April 1938 and completed in July 1940. The reservoir became operational June 1940. Pittsburgh District’s 26,000 square miles include portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland, and southwestern New York. It has more than 328 miles of navigable waterways, 23 navigation locks and dams, 16 multi-purpose flood-control reservoirs, 42 local flood-protection projects, and other projects to protect and enhance the nation’s water resources infrastructure and environment. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District photo by Michel Sauret)

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Photo by: Michel Sauret |  VIRIN: 230721-A-TI382-1760.JPG