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Prompton in Wayne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Prompton Dam and Reservoir

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

— Philadelphia District —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 29, 2020
1. Prompton Dam Marker
Inscription.  

Prompton Dam

This dam forms part of the
Lackawaxen River Flood Control Project
constructed between 1958 & 1960 to
protect the residents of this valley.

Burkholder & Burkholder
[General Contractors]
Winchester, Virginia
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Prompton Dam and Reservoir

[Facts]

-Purpose-
To automatically impound and release stream flow
in excess of the downstream capacity thereby
reducing flood stages downstream to protect
property and lives in the Lackawaxen River Basin.

Dam completed November 1960


 
Erected by US Army Corps of Engineers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkDisastersSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 35.534′ N, 75° 19.858′ W. Marker is in Prompton, Pennsylvania, in Wayne County. Marker is near the Prompton Lake parking lot,
Prompton Dam and Reservoir Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 29, 2020
2. Prompton Dam and Reservoir Marker
off Creek Drive (Pennsylvania 170) about 0.5 miles north of Roosevelt Highway (US 6). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prompton PA 18456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prompton (approx. ¾ mile away); David Wilmot (approx. 2.8 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Honesdale (approx. 3.2 miles away); Saint Mary Magdalen Parish Cemetery Children's Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Wayne Memorial Hospital (approx. 3.8 miles away); Wayne County World War I Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Prompton Lake Fact Sheet (USACE). (Submitted on December 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wayne County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (2016). (Submitted on December 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Prompton Dam and Reservoir Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 29, 2020
3. Prompton Dam and Reservoir Markers
Prompton Dam Operations Center image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 29, 2020
4. Prompton Dam Operations Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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