2021 Scheduled Whitewater Releases From Quemahoning Lake are scheduled and listed below. Releases during May and June are highly likely to occur as scheduled (unless maintenance or repairs are needed); releases after the beginning of July are dependent on reservoir levels. Also note: the valve can only release up to 500 cfs; and the maximum flow (in the river, measured at the Ferndale gauge) that a release can provide is 1,350 cfs, (which is around 3’ at Foustwell, 4.5’ at Ferndale). If the natural flow is 1,000 cfs, we will ONLY RELEASE additional 350 cfs. If natural flow is over 1,350 cfs, there is NO RELEASE. Any changes in the schedule will be posted here and on our Facebook page ASAP!
2021 release schedule
April 10 In order to conserve water in the Que Reservoir, we are only having a single day (Saturday) release this weekend.
April 24 In order to conserve water in the Que Reservoir, we are only having a single day (Saturday) release this weekend.
May 8 (one day only, No release on Mother’s Day). Water level at the Quemahoning Reservoir is up. This release is on and we might just have good natural flows. Enjoy.
May 21-23 Stonycreek Rendezvous
May 29 Special Release (one day only) Memorial day weekend (this release is officially “on”)
June 5-6 This release is officially “on”. Enjoy.
June 19 On day only, No release on Father’s Day
July 3-4 One day only (Saturday, July 3rd), reservoir is getting low. No Sunday release.
July 17-18 Cancelled. CSA is working on their pipeline and will have the valve offline.
July 31 and August 1 Water in reservoir is good. This release is ON!
August 14-15 Cancelled, reservoir is about 2′ below required level.
August 28-29 Cancelled, reservoir is too low.
September 11 Release is on, due to CSA staffing problems, this is Saturday only.
September 26 Release on Sunday only.
Also: late summer and fall releases are highly dependent on water levels in the reservoir.
Please Help: Our club has an ongoing obligation to pay the salary of the personnel that operate the whitewater valve at Quemahoning Reservoir and to make repairs. Please help us pay for this by making a donation to our Whitewater Valve program through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. When you make a donation through their site, please designate SQI Whitewater for the donation. This is a tax deductible donation. Thank you.