CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: PA-8
APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Operation & Maintenance, General
BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood Damage Reduction
LOCATION: Lackawaxen River Basin
DESCRIPTION: The existing project was adopted as HD 80-113 in 1948, and modified by HD 87- 522 in 1962. This multi-purpose project (flood control and recreation) is located on the Lackawaxen River four miles above Honesdale, Pa., and 30 miles above its confluence with the Delaware River. Original project construction was completed in 1960. This project serves to protect various surrounding communities from flooding. It is part of an integrated reservoir flood control system in conjunction with General Edgar Jadwin Reservoir, it provides flood control protection in varying degrees to the Boroughs of Prompton, Honesdale and Hawley and to smaller communities along the Lackawaxen river. Flood control is the only authorized purpose for this project. A secondary purpose is recreation, as the project resources currently provide opportunities for fishing, boating, and limited picnicking. The project has prevented cumulative damages of over $29M between 1961 and 2020.
STATUS: Annual funds are used for routine operations and maintenance of the dam and related structures that include the buildings, grounds & equipment, and management of public-use areas such as access roads, parking lots. Other specific work includes water control, water quality monitoring, real estate, continuing evaluation gathering, and dam safety efforts.
PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides for multiple-purpose development for flood control, water supply and recreation, located on the Lackawaxen River.
PROJECT MANAGER: Monica A. Chasten