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Pittsburgh Rivers and Waterways   

This class will take participants on a journey of the history of the major watersheds (the Allegheny, Monongahela, Beaver, and main-stem Ohio River) that comprise the Upper Ohio River Basin surrounding Pittsburgh. This journey will begin with how glaciers defined our major river system, followed by discussions of the major historical floods and droughts, the development of the regional navigation system, the multi-purpose reservoir system, and local channel improvement projects network.

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