Curwensville Lake

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Curwensville Lake
Curwensville Lake, Curwensville, Pennsylvania April 2015.JPG
View of Curwensville Lake looking west from PA State Route 453.
Location Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States
Coordinates 40°57′15″N 78°31′36″W / 40.95417°N 78.52667°W / 40.95417; -78.52667Coordinates: 40°57′15″N 78°31′36″W / 40.95417°N 78.52667°W / 40.95417; -78.52667
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 1,240 ft (380 m)

Curwensville Lake is a reservoir[1][not in citation given] located just to the south of the town of Curwensville, Pennsylvania. The lake was formed due to the construction of the Curwensville Dam to the north of the lake. Before the dam was built, there were several floods occurring along the West Branch Susquehanna River, affecting the towns of Curwensville, and Clearfield to the north. On September 3, 1954 a Flood Control Act was passed due to the flooding along the West Branch river basin. The dam cost $20,400,000 to construct.

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