Folks. To the best of my knowledge, the new internal transmitter board still hasn’t shipped from Rochester, NY. It looks like the repair to the valve will exceed $2000. Best guess from local electrical engineer is power surge from lightning. This engineer has been modifying structures at the Que over the past 18 months. Prior to this new, electronic valve, Bethlehem Steel and now the CSA had very little issues with lightning strikes based on technology from 1910. But now we do. And Non-Profit Benscreek Canoe Club signed on to install and maintain this new valve. It’s nobody’s fault. The valve is fine. We just need to design protection from power surges. These are Growing Pains. Please be patient and don’t point blame. And be generous (even $10) contribution to Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. A fund for the Whitewater Release Valve was established there 6 years ago. We hope to be able to offer a release in 2 weeks – July 16/17. Thank you for your patience.
April 2021 in the time of Covid-19We are still keeping a low profile. Covid is still bad. Paddling is good but please don't socialize without a mask before or after paddling. Hopefully next month will be better. Release on Saturday, April 10th. This is a one day release in order to conserve water for May releases. April meeting of the BCC will be held on Wednesday, April 14, at the Crow's Nest (510 Tire Hill Rd, Johnstown 15905) at 7 PM. Stony Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 24. Meet at Greenhouse Park at 9 AM. We will also have a single day release on this day as well. Too dry for full two day releases.
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