April Releases have been cancelled due to coronavirus precautions. We don’t want large numbers of folks showing up for a release, shuttling together and socializing. The river is open to paddling and April is often a good month for paddling natural flows. Enjoy the river but please be safe. Hug your boat not your buddies.
2020 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 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!
2020 release schedule
April 4-5 Cancelled
April 18-19 Cancelled
May 15-17 Rendezvous weekend
Special Occasion May 23, Saturday: Memorial day weekend
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.