Sen. Yaw Applauds Funding for Lycoming, Sullivan Dam Repair Projects

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the release of $23.8 million in funding for a comprehensive, multi-year plan to repair 10 hazardous dams across the Commonwealth.

Hunters Lake, Sullivan County and Rose Valley Lake, Lycoming County are slated to receive funding through the appropriation.  

“It takes a lot of money to operate and repair this type of infrastructure,” Sen. Yaw said.  “In Pennsylvania, there are over 3,000 state-regulated dams, of which 700 are listed as high hazard potential dams.  This funding will mitigate any potential threats, while continuing to allow for fishing and boating opportunities for our residents.”

Projects identified for funding assistance under this announcement involve dams that are nearing the end of their designed structural lifespans. Proactive rehabilitation or replacement of these dams is intended to reduce potential failures, substantial property damage, and increase protections for recreation.

In addition to the $23.8 million, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has also committed $19.7 million in funding to complete the dam repair projects.

Other priority projects identified for funding assistance include:

  • Cloe Lake, Jefferson County
  • Fords Lake, Lackawanna County
  • Harris Pond, Luzerne County
  • Hemlock Lake, Indiana County
  • High Point Lake, Somerset County
  • Kahle Lake, Venango County
  • Stevens Lake, Wyoming County
  • Virgin Run Lake, Fayette County

Facilities listed above will remain open to public fishing, boating and other recreation during the design and permitting phases, which are expected to take several years. Construction timelines may vary based upon design, permitting, funding and environmental considerations.

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Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff
(717) 787-3280

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