Updated on 14 September 2023
Current and forecast lake levels and releases can be found on the Daily Reservoir Report.
Today, Youghiogheny Lake is at 1414.82' (NAVD88) and falling. Ohiopyle is currently at 1.64’. The project is currently releasing 600 cfs and plan to release 700 cfs Friday afternoon and hold through Sunday afternoon when it will be reduced to 600 cfs. The NWS’ river forecast (issued 1:15 pm) for Ohiopyle doesn’t show our release increase online, however with our increased outflow, the stage should stay above 1.8’ through the weekend.
The Corps of Engineers continues to encourage the public to review the river conditions and evaluate their personal capabilities prior to engaging in recreational activities on the river.
The current Ohiopyle river stage and weather forecast are provided by the National Weather Service. The NWS river models always include the effects of expected future Corps operations.
Lake recreation users can call (814) 395-3166 for the current recorded information message on daily pool and outflow levels, safety, recreation, special events and fishing.
You can also call Ohiopyle State Park at (724) 329-8591 to hear a recorded message giving the daily stage reading.
Long Term Outlook
As always, we are operating Youghiogheny River Lake in accordance with its authorized project purposes of flood control, water quality control, and water supply. Operations (gate changes) can only be made for project purposes for which storage has been allocated. Other project purposes (i.e., fish and wildlife enhancement and recreation) are accommodated to the extent feasible. We continue to attempt to operate the project considering the needs of recreation users both on the lake and the river.