The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District announced it will begin drawing down the pool of the Francis E. Walter Dam to its winter level starting Oct. 17.

The draw down follows the completion of the recreation season, which included all 24 planned whitewater release events and numerous fisheries enhancement releases. The winter pool level is an elevation of 1300.

The Corps will hold a public meeting to gather feedback on the 2011 recreation season. The date and time will be announced at a later date.

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