Flood Control Act of 1938
The Flood Control Act of 1938 was an Act of the United States Congress signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that authorized civil engineering projects such as dams, levees, dikes, and other flood control measures through the United States Army Corps of Engineers and other Federal agencies. It is one of a number of Flood Control Acts passed nearly annually by the United States Congress.
Projects covered by the Act
- Bull Shoals Dam (begun in June 1947, completed July 1951)
- Coralville, Iowa dam forming Coralville Lake (begun 1949, completed 1958)
- Delaware (Ohio) Dam (begun 1947, completed 1951)
- Kinzua Dam (begun in 1960, completed in 1965)
- Wappapello Dam and Lake Wappapello on the St. Francis River. Wappapello Dam was dedicated in June, 1941, and the dedication address was given by Langdon R. Jones of Kennett, Missouri. at the request of Missouri Governor Lloyd C. Stark.
- Shenango River Dam (begun in 1963, completed 1965)
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