Mead in Warren County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Length of Dam.......................1,897'
Maximum Height of Dam........179'
Earthfill, in Cubic Yards..3,000,000
Concrete, in Cubic Yards...500,000
Penstocks, Diameter in Ft.........19'
(Pipes Though Dam)
18-20 Ft. Water Depth
The total cost of construction was approximately $108 million. Kinzua more than paid for itself in 1972 when tropical storm Agnes dumped continual heavy rains on the watershed, bringing the reservoir to within three feet of its maximum storage capacity. Over $247 million in downstream damages were prevented.
Topics. This historical marker Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
Location. 41° 50.274′ N, 79° 0.312′ W. Marker is in Mead, Pennsylvania, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Kinzua Road (Pennsylvania Route 59) 2.4 miles east of Grand Army of the Republic Highway (U.S. 6). Marker is on a public walkway parallel to PA Route 59. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1205 Kinzua Road, Warren PA 16365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Allegheny River Watershed (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seneca Crossing (approx. 4.4 miles away); Conewango (approx. 7 miles away); Warren County (approx. 7.3 miles away); Struthers-Wetmore-Schimmelfeng House (approx. 7.4 miles away); Struthers Library Building (approx. 7.4 miles away); Warren Suspension Bridge (approx. 7.4 miles away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away).
More about this marker. A free parallel parking lot is on the reservoir side of the dam.
Regarding Kinzua Dam. The small segment of the top of the dam currently open to the public, during certain hours, was reduced after Sept. 11, 2001, and the roadway to the base of the dam was closed to
Also see . . . Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir - US Army Corp of Engineers. (Submitted on October 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.