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List Of Johnstown Floods

List Of Johnstown Floods As you might imagine, floods continue to be a major concern for Johnstown, PA and why there’s a List Of Johnstown Floods. This town has unfortunately had more major floods in later years, which included 1894, 1907, and 1924. Unbelievably the most recognizable flood in the first part of the 20th […]

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South Fork Dam and Lake Conemaugh

Far above Johnstown, PA was the South Fork Dam which was built by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania between 1838 and 1853. This was part of a cross-state canal system that was aptly named the Main Line of Public Works. The town of Johnstown was the located at the eastern end of the Western Division Canal […]

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Johnstown Flood

Johnstown Flood The Johnstown Flood took place on May 31, 1889 and was the result of a catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam. It was also known as the Great Flood of 1889 to the local population. The dam was located approximately 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The dam’s condition […]

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