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Lake Aldred Levels May Be Lower Than Usual This Weekend
Lake Aldred water levels may be slightly lower than usual this weekend because of damaged flashboards on Holtwood Dam.
The lower levels may affect boating activity on the lake, and boaters are asked to observe the information posted at PPL’s Pequea and York Furnace boat ramps.
Maintenance work on the flashboards will be scheduled as river flows permit and will require a drawdown of the lake. Flashboards are large wooden boards used to raise the elevation of water held back by the dam. The boards, fixed to steel pins atop the concrete dam, make the Holtwood hydroelectric plant — a source of clean, renewable energy for more than a century — more productive and efficient, and raise the level of Lake Aldred for boating.
Lake Aldred is an 8-mile-long body of water formed by the Holtwood Dam and hydroelectric plant on the lower Susquehanna River. PPL owns and operates the dam and recreational facilities on both sides of the lake, including the boat ramps at Pequea and York Furnace.
For information on current river conditions, call the Lower Susquehanna Hot Line at 1-800-692-6328.
PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), headquartered in Allentown, Pa., through its affiliated companies, owns or controls about 19,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets, and delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.
For further information: John M. Levitski, 717-560-2533, PPL Holtwood