: The photograph shows the ice jam above the Lockington Dam. This is a view from upstream, illustrating that the dam holds back ice and protects Dayton further downstream.
Lockington Dam is an earthen embankment located across the Loramie Creek in southern Shelby County near the Village of Lockington. The road across the top of the dam is a maintenance road closed to the public. Construction of the dam began in February of 1918 and was completed in October of 1921. It is currently operated by the Miami Conservancy District.
The MCD was born as a direct result of the 1913 flood. The Flood of 1913 is known as the greatest natural disaster in Ohio history. Soon after the flood, residents raised enough money to hire a young engineer to develop a regional flood protection system that has protected the region since 1922. While maintaining the commitment to its core mission of flood protection, over the years MCD has been at the forefront of emerging water issues, growing as needed to meet the region’s water needs.
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: SA1039AV_B09F06_014_001 Subjects
: Flood control; Dams--1910-1920; Dams--History; Dams--Ohio--Dayton Region--History--20th century--Pictorial works Places
: Lockington (Ohio); Shelby County (Ohio); Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)