This is a note we received yesterday from Linda McNeil, legislative aide to Representative Wendy Ullman, with an update from Devin Buzard, Delaware Canal State Park Manager:
As of today, water will start progressing into the Bridgeton Township area as the Indian Rock Wastegate at mile post 45.83 was just closed this morning. The public can anticipate seeing water flow down the next 4 miles to the Lodi Wastegate at mile post 41.75 over the next three days. We will fine tune the water volume from that point and then move on the next wastegates at mile post 40.00 and 39.39. The goal will be to provide the greatest volume without the potential to disturb the construction at the Tinicum Aqueduct. The culmination will be a very small flow of water as far as Golden Pheasant Wastegate at mile post 37.36. I predict we will be at that point by sometime around Wednesday or Thursday of next week if everything goes according to plan.
In speaking with the Tinicum Aqueduct construction manager from Clearwater Construction Inc. they are hopeful to have the majority of the project concluded by the end of September. My hope is that we will see water crossing the aqueduct within the first week of October. I understand people are eager to see the water flow and rightfully so, after being de-watered since September of 2019. With these large infrastructure improvements being completed we will be one step closer to a more continuous water supply into the future.
For more information, you can contact Mr. Buzard here:
Devin Buzard | Park Manager
Delaware Canal State Park Complex
11 Lodi Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972-9540
Phone: 610-982-5560 | Fax: 610-982-0160
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