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 throughout the summer have allowed the Corps to add the 5th, 6th, and 7th increments of the plan. The additions include:
- Fisheries Enhancement Releases: Aug. 24-Sept 13 (100 cubic feet per second plus inflow up to 300 cfs)
- Increase the whitewater releases scheduled for Aug. 24-25 to 1700 cubic feet per second of water on Saturday and 1000 cfs on Sunday (previously 650 cfs up to 850 cfs)
- Fisheries Enhancement Releases: Sept 14-Sept 28 (50 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.
Release no. 13-017