Johnstown in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Johnstown Local Flood Protection Project
Built (1938-1943) and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Pittsburgh District), the JLFPP reflects the 1930s move toward a major federal role in local flood protection. This concrete-paved channel project, extending 9.2 miles along Johnstown's three rivers, became the nation's second largest flood control project of its type. In its first 50 years, the only flooding here was in 1977, during the modern flood of record.
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 19.799′ N, 78° 55.485′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is on Washington Street near Point Stadium, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown PA 15901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flood Prevention (a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania Railroad Stone Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); A Success Story (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnstown Flood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Red Cross (about Johns Street Bridge (about 400 feet away); Walnut Street Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Oklahoma House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
Also see . . .
1. US Army Corps of Engineers Johnstown Local Flood Control Project History. (Submitted on February 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Johnstown Flood Protection Managment System. (Submitted on February 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Disasters • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.