Published Oct. 5, 2020
Expiration date: 11/4/2020

The applicant, the Philadelphia Water Department, proposes to construct a diversion facility in the intake channel of the Manayunk Schuylkill Canal to replace the flow intake function of the existing lock (No. 68) and canal feeder structure located at the project site, creating a new abutment connection for Flat Rock Dam, and perform maintenance work along the existing intake channel containment structure and spillway located parallel to the Schuylkill River. The location for the proposed work is along the Schuylkill River Trail, in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  The applicant’s stated purpose is to improve water quality in the Manayunk Schuylkill Canal by reintroducing flow from the diversionary channel of the Schuylkill River; to address the structural stability of portions of Flat Rock Dam owned by the City of Philadelphia; and to manage sediment and debris in the Canal Intake Channel. More details are available in the "Public Notice" and "Plans" documents. Public comments are requested by Nov. 4, 2020.