US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center Website

Blue Marsh Lake Stilling Basin Closure Announcement

USACE Philadelphia District
Published June 23, 2020
Blue Marsh Lake construction was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1979 and has prevented more than $95 million in flood damages. The recreation program at the project attracts almost 900,000 visitors a year.

Blue Marsh Lake construction was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1979 and has prevented more than $95 million in flood damages. The recreation program at the project attracts almost 900,000 visitors a year.

Beginning on June 29, 2020, portions of the Blue Marsh Lake Stilling Basin and Multi-Use Trail will be closed to the public. This closure is related to the ongoing Western Berks Water Authority pipeline construction project to connect the treatment plant directly to the dam.

Parking for fishing and trail use will be available only at the Stilling Basin Stone Lot. Both lower parking lots will be closed. Walk-in traffic will be allowed for fishing by the outlet works and in the stilling basin. Fishing will be permitted below the wing walls of the dam outlet on the eastern side of the Tulpehocken Creek. Fishing from the western bank of the Creek will not be permitted.

Trail users should be aware that trail sections within this restricted area will also be closed.

This closure is expected to remain in effect for approximately 3-4 weeks. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to ensure the safety of our visitors and our construction workers.

The Water Road access area remains closed at this time due to the ongoing construction activity.


Contact
Scott Sunderland
Scott.D.Sunderland
Scott.D.Sunderland@usace.army.mil

Release no. 20-037