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Posted 7/27/2018

Release no. 18-056

Steve Rochette

PHILADELPHIA (July 27, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced  a change regarding water releases from the Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven, PA.

The dam’s pool elevation has risen approximately 30 feet since the Army Corps began storing water on July 24 to reduce the risk of flooding for downstream communities. As a result, the District will begin releasing this excess water to lower the pool elevation back to its normal summer level (elevation 1370). High volume releases (4000-6000 cubic feet per second) began on July 26 and will continue through the weekend.

The originally schedule whitewater release of 600-800 cubic feet per second of water will not take place.