Young Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Fairlawn Avenue SE Sewers – Washington DC

In 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) installed sewers on Young Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Fairlawn Avenue in the district’s southeast quadrant. The precise location is unknown, but these are probably storm sewers installed that connect to the outfall visible just… read more

Zilker Metropolitan Park – Austin TX

Zilker Metropolitan Park is located at the confluence of Barton Creek and the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. The 351 acre park is administered by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and is considered “Austin’s most-loved park.” Starting in 1917,… read more

Zion National Park: Virgin River Rip Rap – Washington County UT

Several revetments (rock flood walls) along the Virgin River in Zion National Park’s main canyon were installed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  Unfortunately, this kind of flood control work was a hopeless endeavor and most of the revetments were washed-out. Where they remain, however, they channelized the… read more