Updated on 01 June 2023
Current and forecast lake levels and releases can be found on the Daily Reservoir Report.
Today, Youghiogheny Lake is at 1438.8 (NAVD88) and falling. The project is currently releasing 360 cfs with the plan to increase to 700 cfs at 3pm on Friday afternoon and then decrease to 425 on Sunday afternoon. Ohiopyle is currently at 1.55’. The NWS’ river forecast (issued 1:15 pm) shows Ohiopyle increasing to 1.9’ after the operation on Friday afternoon and staying steady until the operation on Sunday afternoon drops it to 1.4.
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.