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!
As of Late February 2018: Vibration problems with the intake structure at Quemahoning Reservoir continue to be unresolved. The reservoir’s operator, CSA, has decided that brackets that hold a control rod for the intake structure maybe the problem. Repair work should begin in early March. If this is successful, the proposed 2018 Release Schedule should start on time. Note that our club will have to pay for some of this work. Donations to help us would be greatly appreciated.
As of March 20, Vibration Problems seems to be fixed. Following Release schedule will be followed. First official release will be on April 7 and 8. Enjoy.
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
July 28th -29th
August 11th – 12th
August 25th -26th
September 8th -9th
September 22nd -23rd
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.