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Harrisburg, PA 17110
Aug. 23, 2017
Gwyn W. Rowland, Manager, Governmental and Public Affairs
Office: (717) 238-0423, ext. 1316

SRBC addresses feasibility study misconceptions at F.J. Sayers Lake, change in workshop location

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission wishes to address significant misconceptions regarding an upcoming feasibility study with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, to explore potential alternatives at the F.J. Sayers Dam and Reservoir near Howard, Centre County, PA.

The study will determine whether there are alternatives that would benefit the reservoir and downstream environmental resources while avoiding impacts to recreation and flood control functions of the reservoir.

“If a change in operations could result in enhancing environmental benefits while at the same time preserving the existing recreation and flood control functions of the reservoir, the study will show those results,” said SRBC Executive Director Andrew Dehoff. “SRBC is equally vested in environmental benefits, flood control, and recreation. We are not interested in changes that would compromise any of those aspects of the reservoir, or the public that benefits from those purposes.”

A workshop to explain the feasibility study process and collect input from the public has been scheduled for Aug. 30, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Due to the level of interest in the workshop, the workshop site has been changed to the Bald Eagle Area Middle School and High School, 751 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate, PA 16823. Participants are encouraged to RSVP to Hilary Hollier at hhollier@srbc.net.

About the Susquehanna River Basin Commission

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is a federal/interstate governmental agency responsible for protecting and wisely managing the water resources within the 27,500 square-mile Susquehanna River Basin without regard to political boundaries. The Susquehanna rises and flows through New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay. For more information on the Commission, visit srbc.net or follow us on Twitter: @SRBCnews.