Flood Control Project
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The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the Johnstown Local Flood Protection Project with a $1.2 million contract for the removal of sediment and vegetation along the Stonycreek River. Green World Contracting Company of Natrona Heights Pennsylvania will be leading the removal project, which is expected to be completed by September 2020. "The district is absolutely looking forward to leveraging our expertise to remove the sediment and vegetation from this flood control project, which has impeded the effectiveness of the project for years," said Col. Andrew Coby Short, commander, of the Pittsburgh District. "Our team is extremely proud to lead this cleanup effort and deliver a more effective project for the Johnstown residents." The city of Johnstown and its residents are expected to benefit greatly from this project, officials say, as cleanup will help reduce the risk of flooding and will allow the river to flow freely. The Johnstown Local Flood Protection Project became the nation's second largest flood control project of its kind when it was constructed between 1938 and 1943. It is one of three federally maintained local flood protection projects within the district and consists of a concrete-paved channel that extends over 9 miles along Johnstown's three rivers � Conemaugh, Little Conemaugh, and Stonycreek.