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Archive: August, 2019
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2019 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. Precipitation throughout the summer has enabled the Army Corps to schedule multiple increments of the plan.
  • UPDATE: swimming area reopened at Blue Marsh Lake

    Swimming at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area of Blue Marsh Lake was re-opened on Aug. 6, 2019. The Swimming Area was restricted due to high bacteria levels. Water tests were conducted daily until the levels returned to a safe level for public use.