Miami Conservancy District

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The Miami Conservancy District is a river management agency operating in Southwest Ohio to control flooding of the Great Miami River and its tributaries.wikipedia
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The Miami Conservancy District is a river management agency operating in Southwest Ohio to control flooding of the Great Miami River and its tributaries.
As a result, the Miami Conservancy District was created as the first major flood plain engineering project in Ohio and the United States.

Great Dayton Flood

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It was organized in 1915 following the catastrophic Great Dayton Flood of the Great Miami River in March 1913, which hit Dayton, Ohio particularly hard.
The Miami Conservancy District, which included Dayton and the surrounding area, became one of the first major flood control districts in Ohio and the United States.

Arthur Ernest Morgan

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Designed by Arthur Ernest Morgan, the Miami Conservancy District built levees, straightened the river channel throughout the Miami Valley, and built five dry dams on various tributaries to control flooding.
He was the design engineer for the Miami Conservancy District flood control system and oversaw construction.

Dayton, Ohio

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It was organized in 1915 following the catastrophic Great Dayton Flood of the Great Miami River in March 1913, which hit Dayton, Ohio particularly hard.
A catastrophic flood in March 1913, known as the Great Dayton Flood, led to the creation of the Miami Conservancy District, a series of dams and hydraulic pumps installed around Dayton, in 1914.

Great Miami River

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The Miami Conservancy District is a river management agency operating in Southwest Ohio to control flooding of the Great Miami River and its tributaries. Located near Fairborn, Ohio, Huffman Dam regulates the flow of the Mad River into the Great Miami River. It regulates the flow of the Stillwater River into the Great Miami River. Located north of Piqua, Ohio outside the village of Lockington, Ohio, Lockington dam regulates the flow of Loramie Creek into the Great Miami River. Located near Germantown, Ohio, Germantown Dam regulates the flow of Twin Creek into the Great Miami River.
It flows south past Piqua and Troy, and through Taylorsville Dam near Tipp City and Vandalia.

Dry dam

Designed by Arthur Ernest Morgan, the Miami Conservancy District built levees, straightened the river channel throughout the Miami Valley, and built five dry dams on various tributaries to control flooding.
Development of dry dams was pioneered by the Miami Conservancy District which built five such dams on tributaries to the Great Miami River to prevent flooding of the Miami Valley and Dayton, Ohio.

Fairborn, Ohio

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Located near Fairborn, Ohio, Huffman Dam regulates the flow of the Mad River into the Great Miami River.
After the Great Dayton Flood of 1913, the region and state created a conservation district here and began construction of Huffman Dam on the Mad River in the 1920s for flood control.

Mad River (Ohio)

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Located near Fairborn, Ohio, Huffman Dam regulates the flow of the Mad River into the Great Miami River.
The Mad River was one of the Great Miami River tributaries that flooded during the Great Dayton Flood of 1913, resulting in the creation of the Miami Conservancy District.

Stillwater River (Ohio)

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It regulates the flow of the Stillwater River into the Great Miami River.
The Stillwater River was one of the Great Miami River tributaries that flooded during the Great Dayton Flood of 1913, resulting in the creation of the Miami Conservancy District.

Loramie Creek

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Located north of Piqua, Ohio outside the village of Lockington, Ohio, Lockington dam regulates the flow of Loramie Creek into the Great Miami River.
Near Fort Loramie the creek turns southeastwardly, flowing through Lockington Dam (a dry dam) and past the community of Lockington.

Levee

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Designed by Arthur Ernest Morgan, the Miami Conservancy District built levees, straightened the river channel throughout the Miami Valley, and built five dry dams on various tributaries to control flooding.

Miami Valley

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Designed by Arthur Ernest Morgan, the Miami Conservancy District built levees, straightened the river channel throughout the Miami Valley, and built five dry dams on various tributaries to control flooding.

Federal government of the United States

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The district and its projects are unusual in that they were funded almost entirely by local tax initiatives, unlike similar projects elsewhere which were funded by the federal government and coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

United States Army Corps of Engineers

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The district and its projects are unusual in that they were funded almost entirely by local tax initiatives, unlike similar projects elsewhere which were funded by the federal government and coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mount Katmai

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The 1913 flood has been ascribed in part to the 1912 eruption of Mount Katmai and its daughter volcano Novarupta in Alaska.

Tennessee Valley Authority

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The success of the Miami Conservancy District helped to inspire the development of the much larger Tennessee Valley Authority during the Great Depression.

Great Depression

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The success of the Miami Conservancy District helped to inspire the development of the much larger Tennessee Valley Authority during the Great Depression.

Hydraulic fill

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They are hydraulic fill dams constructed from 1919 to 1922 using fill trestles.

Fill trestle

They are hydraulic fill dams constructed from 1919 to 1922 using fill trestles.

Englewood, Ohio

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Located near Englewood, Ohio, Englewood dam is the largest of the dams maintained by the district.

U.S. Route 40

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U.S. Route 40 crosses the top of the dam.

Great Pyramid of Giza

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It was constructed in 1919 and consists of as much earth as the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Germantown, Ohio

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Located near Germantown, Ohio, Germantown Dam regulates the flow of Twin Creek into the Great Miami River.

Piqua, Ohio

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Located north of Piqua, Ohio outside the village of Lockington, Ohio, Lockington dam regulates the flow of Loramie Creek into the Great Miami River.

Lockington, Ohio

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Located north of Piqua, Ohio outside the village of Lockington, Ohio, Lockington dam regulates the flow of Loramie Creek into the Great Miami River.