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Hereford Manor Property Open for Public Use
September 28, 2012
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced that construction to breach the dams at the Hereford Manor Lakes in Beaver County is complete and that a majority of the facility has reopened for public use. The parking lot on Lake Road is currently closed but is expected to be open September 29.

The property, north of Pittsburgh near Zelienople, is a popular day-use area for hunting, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The PFBC closed the facility last November in order to drain the lakes and breach the two dams.

While the land is open to the public, the PFBC is asking visitors to stay off the reseeded areas until grass coverage is established.

The dams at Upper and Lower Hereford Manor Lakes are among 17 high-hazard, unsafe dams managed by the PFBC which need repaired or rebuilt. Nine of the projects have funding, and eight remain unfunded, including Hereford Manor. The cost of the Hereford Manor project is estimated to be between $15 million and $20 million.

More information about high-hazard, unsafe dams and the funding needed to rebuild them is available on the PFBC website at: http://www.fishandboat.com/dams/index.htm.

Media Contact
Eric Levis
717.705.7806
elevis@pa.gov.

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