Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir facts for kids
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|Location||Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States, near Howard|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||6 miles (9.7 km) (approx.)|
|Max. width||less than 1 mile (1.6 km)|
|Surface area||1,730 acres (700 ha)|
|Shore length1||23 miles (37 km)|
|Surface elevation||958 ft (292 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir is a reservoir located near the borough of Howard, Pennsylvania. The lake is formed due to the damming of Bald Eagle Creek, a tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River, as well as other smaller creeks. The dam was created in 1971 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to prevent flooding and continue water quality down stream.
The lake is named in honor of Foster Joseph Sayers a World War II hero from the nearby town of Howard. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his acts of bravery at the battle near Thionville, France in 1944.
Also in 1971 the formation of Bald Eagle State Park occurred with the formation of the new lake, bringing boating, fishing and swimming to the area. Common fish species in the lake are Sunfish, Catfish, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Crappie and Tiger Muskellunge.
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