Levee in Dayton   Save
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Description: Original description reads: "One of Dayton's levees. N. of Miami River and E. of Main Street." After the great flood of 1913, much was done to prevent future flooding of the Miami River in and around Dayton. Extensive modifications to the river channel, such as this levee, were created after the passage of the Vonderheide Act in 1914. Also known as the Ohio Conservancy Law, the act gave the state the authority to establish watershed districts and to raise funds for improvements through taxes. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B09F09_022_1
Subjects: Hydraulic structures--Ohio--Dayton; Miami River (Ohio)
Places: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)