Taming The Muskingum by Emory L. KempTaming The Muskingum by Emory L. Kemp

Taming The Muskingum

byEmory L. Kemp

Paperback | December 1, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 325 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


A tributary of the Ohio River and significant commercial route in the nineteenth century, the Muskingum River in southeastern Ohio presents a remarkable case study of how Americans have managed their waterways. In Taming the Muskingum, esteemed scholar Emory Kemp traces this history, emphasizing the engineering and construction aspects of river navigation and the fourteen related flood control dams built under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Kemp’s study ranges from early settlement and navigation of the uncontrolled Muskingum to the state-of-the-art engineering projects undertaken during the New Deal to more recent conservation and recreation uses. llustrated with drawings, photographs, and maps showing many aspects of the dam and reservoir system as well as the Muskingum slackwater navigation, Taming the Muskingum is a rich evocation of a navigation system that is today recognized as a national Historical Civil Engineering Landmark. 
Emory L. Kemp, a distinguished engineer in the American Society of Civil Engineers, has been a practicing engineer for more than half a century. He is the founder and director of the Institute for the History of Technology and Industrial Archaeology at West Virginia University, where he was also chair and a professor of civil engineeri...
Title:Taming The MuskingumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:December 1, 2015Publisher:West Virginia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940425832

ISBN - 13:9781940425832