kids encyclopedia robot

Stillwater Dam (Pennsylvania) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Stillwater Dam
Stillwater Dam and Lake USACE.gif
Stillwater Dam and lake
Stillwater Dam (Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Stillwater Dam (Pennsylvania)
Location of Stillwater Dam in Pennsylvania
Country USA
Location Clifford Township, Susquehanna County, near Union Dale, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 41°41′48″N 075°29′09″W / 41.69667°N 75.48583°W / 41.69667; -75.48583
Purpose Flood control
Opening date September 1960
Construction cost $5,725,700
Dam and spillways
Impounds Lackawanna River
Height (thalweg) 75 ft (23 m)
Length 1,700 ft (518 m)
Inactive capacity 11,600 acre⋅ft (14,308,389 m3)
Catchment area 36.8 sq mi (95 km2)

The Stillwater Dam is an embankment dam on the Lackawanna River in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. It is located 3.2 mi (5 km) north of Forest City and was completed in September 1960. The primary purpose of the dam is flood control and its reservoir is usually maintained at low levels for that purpose. The high-water mark for the reservoir was on 2 April 1993 when it reached 1,617.85 ft (493 m) and a capacity of 88.9%.

kids search engine
Stillwater Dam (Pennsylvania) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.