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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

Posted: 01/03/2020
By: Bob Nasdor

Army Corps and partners to host public meeting for Francis. E. Walter Dam Re-evaluation study

PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 11, 2019) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, are hosting a public meeting regarding a re-evaluation study for the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir on Jan. 9, 2020 at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven, Pa. 

The Army Corps, in partnership with the DRBC and New York City, initiated the re-evaluation study on Sept. 25, 2019. The study will evaluate the feasibility of various alternatives to optimize project operation. Aside from the project's authorized primary missions of flood risk management and recreation, the study will also consider water supply and water quality, to identify possible improvements to the existing structure, infrastructure, and operations that will support current and future demands within the region. The general public and other stakeholders are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the study. In addition, the public will have an opportunity to provide initial feedback on the study and interact with project team members. Meeting details are as follows: 

*    Public meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2020 at the Mountain Laurel Resort, 81 Treetops Circle, White Haven, PA 18661

*    Agenda for meetings:

o    6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Welcome/sign-in and poster/open house session 

o    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Presentation by study team 

o    7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Audience question and answer session

o    7:30-PM - 8:00 PM: Follow on discussions at posters/wrap up

American Whitewater encourages paddlers to attend.

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