Labette Creek Flood Control – Parsons KS

Description

A sizable flood control project along Labette Creek in Parsons, Kansas was undertaken by the Civil Works Administration (CWA) in 1933-4.

The Parsons Sun: “This is one of the most important Improvements, from a practical civic viewpoint, made In Parsons in years. It remains to he seen just how much the removal of thousands of cubic yards of earth from the creek bed and banks will alleviate flood conditions at that point on Labette creek, but is is believed that it will go a long way toward preventing bad inundations caused by heavy rains.”

Source notes

"Where Labette Creeks Flood Menace is Being Tamed and City's Park System is Being Improved," The Parsons Sun, Feb. 3, 1934 (pg. 7): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/692443088/

"City Projects to Employ 227 More," The Parsons Sun, Dec. 18, 1933 (pg. 3): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/692453499

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 24, 2022.

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Location Info


Labette Creek
Parsons, KS

Coordinates: 37.339422, -95.248290

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