Youghiogheny River Lake hosts 75th Anniversary Celebration
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission waterways conservation officers Tyler Crooks (left) and Dina Cable (right) hosted a booth at Youghiogheny River Lake’s 75th anniversary celebration in Confluence, Pennsylvania on Aug. 19, 2023. The commission is responsible for managing the lake’s fishery and enforcing boating laws around the lake. Youghiogheny River Lake hosted a celebration commemorating the facility’s 75th anniversary. The celebration included speeches from Pittsburgh District Commander Nicholas Melin and Supervisory Natural Resource Manager Vince Klinkner, a time capsule and tree planting ceremony, dam tours, rock painting, and booths hosted by partner organizations who play a role in Youghiogheny River Lake’s operations. Although the dam was completed in 1943, it became fully operational in 1948. Since then, it has provided flood protection for the Youghiogheny River system and saved downstream communities more than $716 million in flood damages, alleviated waterway pollution, provided recreation opportunities, and improved navigation on the Monongahela and Ohio rivers. (Courtesy photo by Friends of the Youghiogheny organization)

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