• Army Corps updates water release schedule for Francis E. Walter Dam

    PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced an update to the 2022 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. The Army Corps is implementing a reduced version of the 5th increment of the recreation plan, which includes fisheries enhancement releases from August 13 through September 2. After discussions with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, water releases will be in the range of the 70-75 cubic feet per second over inflow with a maximum discharge of 300 cubic feet per second.
  • Army Corps reminds Prompton visitors to be aware of potential Harmful Algae Blooms

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Philadelphia District is reminding visitors to Prompton Dam and State Park to be aware of the potential for blue-green algae in the lake and the potential for harmful toxins to be present. Visitors are advised to be alert for harmful algal bloom conditions and to avoid contact with discolored water or scum. Algal blooms occur annually, however environmental and lake conditions during the summer season enable the algal blooms to become potentially harmful.
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule for Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced an update to the 2022 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan.
  • Army Corps updates lane closure status for Chesapeake City Bridge

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District shared an update on ongoing repair work on the Chesapeake City Bridge in Cecil County, Maryland. Work includes repairs of the bridge expansion joints and will require periodic single-lane closures.
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule for Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2022 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. The Army Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be scheduled if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir.
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule for Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2022 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. The Army Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be scheduled if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Currently, there is enough water storage to schedule the first two increments of the plan.
  • Army Corps shares update on construction schedule for Jadwin Dam improvements

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor, Mohawk Valley Materials of Marcy, NY, will soon begin construction on improvements at the General Edgar Jadwin Dam in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Jadwin Dam is located on Dyberry Creek north of the borough of Honesdale in Wayne County. It’s a dry dam with no permanent pool of water behind it. A multi-year risk assessment recommended making improvements to the upstream embankment of the dam to reduce risk. The $4.9 million contract will include the installation of a geosynthetic liner system on part of the upstream slope and crest of the dam.
  • Army Corps to switch traffic pattern on SR-1 Bridge

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor are continuing work to replace the concrete deck overlay on the Senator William V. Roth, Jr. Bridge (SR-1) in Delaware. Lane restrictions will be in place periodically over several months. Traffic patterns will be altered on June 10-15.
  • Reflecting on Hurricane Agnes 50 Years Later

    Half a century ago, in late June 1972, one of the most devasting and historic hurricanes the United States had experienced formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Agnes made landfall in Florida as a Category 1 storm. It was downgraded as it traveled north and was a tropical storm when it made another landfall in New York and merged with a non-tropical storm system over Pennsylvania, causing significant and widespread damage throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Rainfall from Agnes caused catastrophic inland flooding, the geographic scale of which had not been seen in decades. Tragically, 128 people lost their lives across eight states, with the states hardest hit being Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Virginia. Across the eastern United States, more than 362,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes due to the flooding, including 222,000 in Pennsylvania alone.
  • Army Corps shares SR-1 Bridge traffic update

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor are continuing work to replace the concrete deck overlay on the Senator William V. Roth, Jr. Bridge (SR-1) in Delaware. Lane restrictions will be in place periodically over several months. Traffic patterns will be altered on June 2-3 (delayed from late May). In addition, the contractor will be closing the ramp from US Route 13 to northbound SR-1 from June 1 to June 14 nightly between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.