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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Well, some projects worked better than others in '72.
Sunbury's wall, erected after the 1936 flood, pretty much worked as planned. But from what my in-laws that lived a few blocks from it told me, only just barely.
Williamsport's levee system protected most of the areas it was designed to protect. I think they may have made some improvements to it, since Agnes? At least it looks like they did, when I drive thru there?
Harrisburg has no such flood control systems, so was extensively flooded. Lots of projects took place after Agnes, to control flow into the West Branch - like the Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque dams and others.
So, we shall see how effective they are, if and when we get that much rain again?
We've had numerous flooding problems here in South Central PA this summer, including recent ones in Lancaster and York counties. Heavy rains closed parts of 283 in Lancaster Co. and 78 in Lebanon Co. just a few weeks ago.
When Interstates have flooding issues, then ya know more work needs to be done. They were supposedly "flood proof", back when they were designed and built.
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