The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District will host a meeting to review the Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan and solicit feedback for next year’s plan.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn Express in White Haven (intersection of Route 940 and Northeast Extension of the Pa. Turnpike).
In 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held all of its scheduled whitewater and fisheries releases throughout the recreation season. Organizational leadership is encouraged to attend and provide recommendations and feedback.
The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District has announced the Francis E. Walter Dam has enough water storage for a final addition to the 2013 recreation plan.
Wet conditions throughout the summer have allowed the Corps to add the 10th and final increment of the plan. The details of the final increment are listed below. Water will be released during the period of Friday, Oct. 11 to Monday, Oct. 14. The ramping up and down of releases allows for fishing and whitewater rafting opportunities during the final drawdown of the recreation season.
· Friday, Oct. 11 – 400 cubic feet per second water release
· Saturday, Oct. 12 – 1700 cubic feet per second water release
· Sunday, Oct. 13 – 1000 cubic feet per second water release
· Monday, Oct. 14 – 400 cubic feet per second water release
To see the plan or view updates, visit www.nap.usace.army.mil/fewalter.
Nescopeck State Park will hold the following events in October (for more information or to register, call 570-403-2006):
Wednesday, Oct. 16 - Guided hike: D&L Black Diamond Trail, 9 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24 - Guided hike: Creekside Trail, 9 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 25 - Midnight Madness! (nocturnal animals), 7 p.m.