PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 2, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced the schedule for the final water release of the recreation season for the Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven, PA. The schedule was revised at 3:00 p.m. on Oct. 2 due to public comments on the timing (previously high water releases began on Friday, Oct. 6 at 1:00 p.m.).
The Army Corps’ 2017 Flow Management Plan allows for a final large water release as part of drawing the reservoir down. The schedule and water release amounts for the final weekend will be as follows:
Starting on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 1:00 a.m. the release will be 2900 cubic feet per second and will be stepped down 25 percent every 12 hours until the reservoir is back to elevation 1300 feet.
- Saturday 0100hrs - 2900 cfs
- Saturday 1300hrs- 2175 cfs
- Sunday 0100hrs- 1631.25 cfs
- Sunday 1300hrs- Match inflow
To see the plan or view updates, visit:
Release no. 17-025