2018 Scheduled Whitewater Releases From Quemahoning Lake will be scheduled and will be 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 maximum flow 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!
2018 release schedule
May 5th -6th
May 18-19-20/ Rendezvous weekend
Special Occasion May 26th Saturday Memorial day weekend
June 2nd -3rd
June 16th -17th
June 30th –July 1st
July 14th – 15th This release has been cancelled due to a drowning at the reservoir and continuing recovery operations.
July 28th -29th
August 11th – 12th
August 25th -26th Despite the high water levels in Quemahoning Reservoir; the release is on hold as the dam operator has reported problems with the mechanism to open the valve. Will post final outcome tomorrow (August 24, Friday). Sorry.
September 8th -9th The valve is functioning and this release is on schedule.
September 22nd -23rd This release is on schedule! Another fall release!! Enjoy!!
October 6th -7th
October 20th -21st
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 deductable donation. Thank you.