Flood Control – Owego NY

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) employed fifteen laborers to conduct flood control work for two thousand feet along Owego Creek. The activity involved timber cribbing and diking “to protect the banks washed out in the July and March floods.” The WPA photo above shows WPA workers filling in back of the dike “…with stone and shale rock” (WPA).

 

Source notes

National Archives and Records Administration, Negative 7688-D

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Location Info


Owego Creek
Owego, NY 13827

Location notes: Approximate location

Coordinates: 42.1321, -76.2693

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