In response to heavy flooding after a severe storm in 1936, Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) labor—under the direction of U.S. Army engineers—constructed dikes along the Connecticut River in many Massachusetts communities, including Chicopee. The exact status and locations of these dikes is presently unknown to Living New Deal.
Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Apr. 1, 1937 (pg. 1).
Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (page C-71).
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 28, 2017.
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