Lehigh Management Plan to be Released at Meeting
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners will host a public meeting to announce the Francis E. Walter Dam Flow Management Plan and discuss its implementation for the 2010 recreation season.
The meeting will be held Feb. 18 at the Mountain Laurel Resort, Route 940 West, White Haven, Pa., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The meeting will be facilitated by The Wildlands Conservancy. Corps partners, including the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Delaware River Basin Commission will be participating in the meeting. A presentation and overview of the plan will be followed by a question and answer period where the public will also have the opportunity to provide comments.
Public interest is essential to the current and future flow management plans. The Corps and its partners will continue to encourage the public to participate in the process and encourage written comments throughout the year. Paddlers are encouraged to attend. AW staff will be reviewing the plan when it is released and sharing our thoughts with the paddling community.
The plan will be posted to the Corps web site after the meeting. For further information, please visit the ACOE's website at: http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Projects/FEWalter/index.htm
Lehigh River (PA)
AW has worked with local paddling clubs to improve the recreational value of dam releases on the Lehigh