In Huntingdon County underwater and surface work on portions of Raystown Dam’s water release mechanisms began.
The equipment being repaired controls how much water is sent downstream to prevent flooding of homes and businesses around the lake.
The area of the lake downstream from mile marker 1 is now closed to all boat traffic to allow for the repairs.
The closure is expected to be in place through the end of October.
The remainder of Raystown Lake will remain open and available for recreational boating.
“The lake has been here for about fifty years, so it’s just routine inspections and upgrades to some of that mechanical equipment that over time starts to wear out, or it runs out of useful life.”
These repairs are part of a large-scale rehabilitation project for the Raystown Dam which was originally completed in 1973.