WHO: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
WHAT: The Corps of Engineers is hosting a public
meeting to discuss the progress and activities of its East Branch Dam Safety Project.
The goal of the public meeting is to
provide an update about the Dam Safety Project, progress of construction, local
emergency planning activities and the East Branch Lake facilities to give the
community the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
April 20 at 7 p.m.
A stakeholders meeting
will precede the public meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Johnsonburg High School
Auditorium, 315 High School Road, Johnsonburg, PA 15845
safety is the number one priority of the Corps' Dam Safety Program. In 2008, the Pittsburgh District initiated a dam safety
investigation into seepage-related concerns at East Branch Clarion River Lake
near Johnsonburg in Western Pennsylvania. To reduce the risk to the
public, Pittsburgh District implemented several interim risk reduction measures
including increased monitoring, 24 hours-seven-days-a-week staffing, updated
emergency action plans, and reduced water levels in the reservoir to relieve pressure
on the dam. These and other short-term actions allow us to operate the dam and
to meet our public safety objective until long term repairs are complete. A Dam Safety Modification Study was completed and approved in
October 2010, and recommends a cutoff wall be constructed within the dam. The
cutoff wall construction was awarded in August 2014.
For more information,
CONTACT: Public Affairs Office at 412-395-7500
or Email: CELRP-PA@usace.army.mil
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Release no. NR16-098