The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District has announced it will hold whitewater releases Sept. 3-4 and increase fisheries releases from the Francis E. Walter Dam.

The Corps updated the recreation plan, which states whitewater events scheduled for the first weekend in September will be held if adequate water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. A rainy season has enabled the Corps to schedule the events.

The whitewater releases will be 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) plus inflow up to a total of 800 cfs. They would bring the total number of whitewater events to 23 for 2011. The Corps will also utilize available storage for weekday and weekend fisheries enhancement releases of 100 cubic feet per second plus inflow up to 300 cfs through Aug. 19 and 50 cubic feet per second plus inflow up to 300 cfs through Sept 11.

If sufficient water storage is accumulated during the remainder of the season, additional releases will be announced according to the recreation plan.

To view the plan, visit the Corps web site or Facebook fan page: http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Projects/FEWalter/index.htm [1] or http://www.facebook.com/fewalterdam [2]