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Fish and Boat Commission to Hold
Groundbreaking Ceremony at Dutch Fork Lake
July 28, 2011
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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is inviting the public to a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Aug. 1, to mark the beginning of a $4.5 million construction project to rebuild the dam at Dutch Fork Lake in Donegal Township, Washington County.

Details of the event include:

Subject:   Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Dam, Dutch Fork Lake, Donegal Township, Washington County
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Date/Time:   Monday, Aug. 1, at 2:30 p.m.
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Location:   Dutch Fork Lake, west side access area off Lake Road. (I-70 to Claysville exit, west on U.S. Route 40 to Lake Road.)
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Summary:   Construction is slated to begin next week to rebuild the dam at Dutch Fork Lake and restore the popular 91-acre recreational facility. Originally constructed in 1959, the man-made lake was drained in 2004 after Hurricane Ivan damaged the spillway and created safety issues. The project is being funded by a $4.5 million grant from H2O Pennsylvania. The H2O PA Act was established by the General Assembly in July 2008 to fund high hazard dam repairs, water and sewer projects, storm water projects, and flood control projects. The project is expected to be completed by May or June of 2012.
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Guests:   PFBC Executive Director John Arway, PFBC Commissioner Tom Shetterly, state Sen. Tim Solobay, state Rep. Peter Daley, Washington County Commissioner Lawrence Maggi, U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy, local and state officials, area conservation and watershed groups.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at fishandboat.com.

Contact

Eric Levis
717.705.7806 (w)
717.919.7185 (cell)
elevis@pa.gov

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