Park Ranger Juliana Smith Reveals The Origins Of Mount Morris Dam And Recreation Area

It solved a problem that vexed the lower Genesee River Valley for centuries and proved its value in 1972. What is it and why is it so “dam” interesting? Click the link below for this week’s episode of The State of Greater Western New York Report to learn all about the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area.

This week’s guest Jiliana Smith serves as a Park Ranger at the Army Corps of Engineers Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area. She starts off the show by telling us a little bit about the history of the flooding that used to regularly visit northern Livingston and Monro Counties, especially Rochester, and how this led to the building of the Mount Morris Dam. Along the way, she describes the effect required to erect the dam.

In the show’s second half, Smith answers the much-asked question as to why the dam does not produce electricity. She also shares some vital statistics about the structure. Finally, she shows how you can find out more about the activities available there.

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