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Title
Wolf Creek dam removals and riparian restoration
Creator
Sara Strassman
Date Created and/or Issued
2007
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Collection
Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
Rights Information
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Description
Scope/Content: Abstract: In September of 2004, the Unnamed dam (43-009) on Wolf Creek in Grove City, PA was removed. Built in 1885 to power a grist mill, the 5.5-foot high, 105-foot long dam no longer served its original purpose, contributed to local flooding and constituted a public safety hazard. A partnership of local businesses, conservation groups and local citizens were involved in the creation of a park in the former impoundment area. In 2005, the 12-foot high Cunningham Memorial dam in downtown Grove City was removed and its impoundment was also used to create a passive recreation area for local residents and for nearby Grove City College. Wolf Creek is a warmwater tributary to Slippery Rock Creek. The details in this grant report are subject to change.
Scope/Content: Author affiliation: American River
Scope/Content: Date constructed: 2005.
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/86086/n20g3k0z
824
Subject
Safety and liability
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
Wolf Creek, PA
Cunningham Dam
Lat: 41.15508; Long: -80.085408

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