Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

Published July 26, 2016

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2016 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan.

The Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be scheduled if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Precipitation throughout the early part of the summer has enabled the Army Corps to schedule the first increment of the plan, which includes the following additions:

  • When additional water is accumulated, add a whitewater release event on 27 August (650 cubic feet per second) and increase fisheries enhancement releases to 100 cubic feet per second for the period of 23- 29 July.

The Corps will announce at a later date if it is able to hold additional whitewater and fisheries releases. 

Steve Rochette

Release no. 16-025