Wetlands, Marshes and Swamps
About seven acres of the historic, former lakebed at Johnstown Flood National Memorial are wetlands, dominated by wetland plants such as cattails and black willows. These wetlands support a diverse array of aquatic insects and other wildlife.
Did You Know?
Before the flood hit East Conemaugh, train engineer John Hess tried to warn the residents by tying his train whistle down and racing to town ahead of the wave.