thumbThe Kinzua Dam, in the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County, Pennsylvania, is one of the largest dam in the United States east of the Mississippi River.
The dam is located east of Warren, Pennsylvania along Route 59, within the Allegheny National Forest. A boat marina and beach are located within the dam boundaries. In addition to providing flood control and power generation, the dam created Pennsylvania's deepest lake, the Allegheny Reservoir, also known as Kinzua Lake.
Construction of the dam forced the departure of Pennsylvania's last Native Americans, the Senecas, who now live near Salamanca, New York, on the northern shores of land flooded by the dam. Dam construction was approved by President John F. Kennedy in 1960 after he was elected, breaking a campaign promise to the Senecas. A lawsuit against breaking the U.S. treaty which guaranteed perpetual Seneca ownership of the land had been argued by the Quakers but it lost in Federal court. In 1964, the American count (from [www.wikipedia.org](http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinzua_Dam).