Miami Conservancy District

April 14, 2013

The greatest legacy to come from the 1913 Flood was the funding and creation of a flood protection system that has, since 1922, protected the Miami Valley from suffering such a horrific disaster again: the Miami Conservancy District. Designed by a young engineer named Arthur Morgan, the Miami Conservancy District project consisted of several levees, 5 dams, and other improvements to the rivers. The five dams are: Englewood, Germantown, Huffman, Lockington, and Taylorsville.

These photos from the Dayton Daily News Archive depict the construction of the dams, as well as other aspects of the Miami Conservancy District projects:

More information can be found in these resources at Wright State University Special Collections & Archives:

  • Dayton Daily News Archive, DDNBW Files, Box 770, Miami Conservancy District.
  • Miami Conservancy District Records (MS-128).
  • Osborn Removal Company Records (MS-77).
  • Bennet Coy Miami Conservancy District Collection (SC-100).

You will also find useful information at the Miami Conservancy District home page.

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  1. […] Materials in this exhibit are from our Miami Conservancy District Records (MS-128) and the Dayton Daily News Archive (MS-458). (In addition to the exhibit, you can learn more about the Miami Conservancy District in our online exhibit “The Flood Menace” and see some additional photos in this DDN Archive blog post.) […]

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