Indian Rock Dam has been reducing flood risks for York since it was initially completed in 1942 and over the years it has helped prevent at least $55 million in damages. The public is invited to join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of this amazing public works project that continues to benefit the community to this day. Members of the public will be able to see the inside of Indian Rock Dam’s gatehouse (please note, photography is prohibited inside the structure), and learn more from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel about the history of the dam and its operation. While it has been deployed to assist with Hurricane Irma response efforts, if it has returned prior to the event, the public will be able to go inside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Deployable Tactical Operation System, a mobile command center that can operate anywhere that is normally housed at the Indian Rock Dam site.
Additional local community organizations will also have informational booths. The event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a brief ceremony commemorating the dam's 75th anniversary taking place in front of Indian Rock Dam's gatehouse at 11 a.m. Please note that in the event of weather requiring high water operations at the dam, the Commemoration Ceremony and Open House will not take place.