Bloomington Lake—Potomac River Water Resources Project

by James W. Peck, (M.ASCE), Col.; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Md.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 6, Pg. 47-49

Document Type: Feature article


The recently completed $174 million Bloomington Lake project has improved flood control and water quality to the benefit of millions of people downstream. The headwaters of the Potomac River are now controlled by engineering technology. Transportation in the area for the mining industry was also improved by use of tunnels and railway bridges. The project was a boon to local employment as well. This project was a 1982 OCEA Award of Merit.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Rivers and streams | Water quality | Railroad bridges | Rail transportation | Lakes | Floods | Quality control | Potomac River

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