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Description - Curwensville Dam is located on the West Branch Susquehanna River about 0.6 miles upstream from Curwensville in Clearfield County. The dam is an earth fill structure 2,850 feet long, rising 131 feet above the stream bed, with a spillway and gate-controlled outlet. The reservoir has a storage capacity of 124,200 acre feet at spillway crest and extends 14 miles upstream when filled to that level. The project controls a drainage area of 365 square miles or 98 percent of the West Branch at Curwensville and 75 percent at Clearfield. Clearfield County operates and maintains the recreation area which includes a beach, boat launch, picnic areas, athletic fields, playgrounds, picnic pavilions and a 43-site campground.

Attractions - Curwensville Dam is located on the West Branch Susquehanna River about 0.6 miles upstream from Curwensville, Clearfield County, Pa. The dam is an earth fill structure 2,850 feet long, rising 131 feet above the streambed, with a spillway and gate-controlled outlet. The reservoir has a storage capacity of 124,200 acre feet at spillway crest and extends 14 miles upstream when filled to that level. The project controls a drainage area of 365 square miles or 98 percent of the West Branch at Curwensville and 75 percent at Clearfield. The project reduces flood heights throughout the West Branch below the dam.

Recreation - The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania coordinates the operation of its George B. Stevenson Dam with Curwensville, Alvin R. Bush, and Foster Joseph Sayers Dams to achieve optimum flood control benefits from a systems operation. Clearfield County operates and maintains the recreation area which includes a beach, boat launch, picnic areas, athletic fields, playgrounds, picnic pavilions and a 43 site campground.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Curwensville Lake area generally has very cold winter months with temperatures averaging 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius). The region's average summer temperatures average 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). Precautions should be made when traveling this snowy area in the winter.

Location - The dam is located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. It is 13 miles southwest of Clearfield and 30 miles southeast of DuBois, Pa.


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Contact Information:
Curwensville Lake, P.O. Box 128 , Curwensville, PA, 16833-6833, Phone: 814-236-2000

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Allegheny National Forest Area - The Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania is a remote area of the state characterized by wilderness surroundings. This region offers the best opportunities for viewing elk and black bear.
Pennsylvania Lakes and Reservoirs - Pennsylvania boasts as having more flowing water than any other state in the "lower 48." Whether you're looking for limestone streams, famous for trout fishing or whitewater rapids for an afternoon thrill ride, this state can fulfill that desire. The keystone state offers over 2,500 lakes and 300 streams. Ricketts Glen State Park is famous for its 30 waterfalls, the highest being a 94 foot tumble. In addition, Pennsylvania is home to the Allegheny National Forest known for its lush hardwoods, rich wildlife and a 12,000 acre lake considered ideal for catching trophy walleye, pike and muskellunge.

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