The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2023 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 following increments:
- 11b - increase Sept. 2-3 whitewater total release to 1700 cubic feet per second on Saturday and 1000 cubic feet per second on Sunday.
- 12 - add fisheries augmentation release of 50 cubic feet per second for the period of Sept. 16-29.
It’s important to note that all recreational releases are subject to change based on the potential need for flood control operations.
Release no. 23-024