US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Army Corps announces schedule for final water release of season from Francis E. Walter Dam

Published Oct. 2, 2017
The Francis E. Walter Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1961 and has prevented more than $220 million in flood damages. It also supports recreation in the Lehigh Valley with planned fishing and whitewater rafting water releases.

The Francis E. Walter Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1961 and has prevented more than $220 million in flood damages. It also supports recreation in the Lehigh Valley with planned fishing and whitewater rafting water releases.

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:

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/fewalter

http://www.facebook.com/fewalterdam 

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