The East Branch Dam boat launch ramp will close August 15 due to falling lake levels. The ramp will be closed to trailered vessels, however the lake will remain open to hand-carried boats such as kayaks and canoes.
Boat owners still docked on the lake should remove their vessels before Monday, August 15.
Drilling and grouting operations continue for the Dam Safety Modification contract. Bencor has also begun to mobilize cranes and other equipment to be used in the cutoff wall construction. The public is advised to use caution when traveling on East Branch Dam Road and Maple Lane.
The public is encouraged to contact East Branch Lake or visit the Pittsburgh District’s Water Management website: http://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/Missions/WaterManagement/ReservoirForecast.aspx for the three-day lake level projections.
For further assistance, please call East Branch Lake at (814) 965-2065.
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Release no. LRP-08-16-16