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

Published Oct. 5, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (Oct 5, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2016 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. There is currently not enough water storage to hold the tenth and final increment of the plan (release excess water storage between Friday, Oct. 7 and Monday Oct. 10). 

This marks the end of the 2016 flow management plan and scheduled water releases for recreation. During the 2016 season, the Army Corps held 24 whitewater releases and numerous fisheries enhancement water releases. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting to review the 2016 plan and solicit feedback for the 2017 plan. The meeting will be held on October 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the White Haven Area Community Library (99 Towanda St, White Haven, PA 18661)

View 2016 plan details and increments here.

Steve Rochette

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