Shenango River Lake

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Shenango River Lake
A January dawn at Shenango Lake.jpg
Dawn at Shenango River Lake, January 2014
Location Mercer County, Pennsylvania / Trumbull County, Ohio, US
Coordinates 41°15′55″N 80°27′41″W / 41.26528°N 80.46139°W / 41.26528; -80.46139Coordinates: 41°15′55″N 80°27′41″W / 41.26528°N 80.46139°W / 41.26528; -80.46139
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Shenango River
Primary outflows Shenango River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 3,560 acres (1,440 ha)

Shenango River Lake is a reservoir in the Shenango River Valley of western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1938, the lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District designed to prevent flooding. It is a popular site among anglers and is lined by 330 campsites.[1]

The concrete Shenango Dam (National ID # PA00111) was completed in 1965, at a height of 68 feet and a length of 720 feet at its crest, as a flood control project of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The reservoir has a maximum capacity of 351,000 acre-feet, and a normal capacity of 29,920 acre-feet.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  2. ^ http://ce-npdp-serv2.stanford.edu/DamDirectory/DamDetail.jsp?npdp_id=PA00111
Shenango River Dam