The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District has updated the recreation plan for the Francis E. Walter Dam.
The Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be added if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Wet conditions in the spring and summer have allowed the Corps to add the first four increments of the plan. The additional releases include:
- Whitewater Releases Aug. 24-25 (650 cubic feet per second plus inflow up to 850 cfs)
- Whitewater Releases Aug. 31-Sept. 1 (650 cubic feet per second plus inflow up to 850 cfs)
- Fisheries Enhancement Releases July 27-Aug. 23 (100 cubic feet per second plus inflow up to 300 cfs)
The Corps will announce at a later date if it is able to hold additional whitewater and fisheries releases. To see the plan or view updates, visit the project website or Facebook page.
Release no. 13-016