Grantville, PA -- Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and other officials toured the dam at Memorial Lake State Park and discussed how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help address green infrastructure needs in the state.
“The dam spillway is not adequate, which means in a maximum flooding event water could flow over the top and cause the dam to fail, creating problems downstream,” Dunn said. “There are 131 dams in state parks and forests. Infrastructure costs at state parks and forests throughout the commonwealth require the type of financial commitment Restore Pennsylvania could provide.”
Restore Pennsylvania is a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth's vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.
Memorial Lake Dam creates the 85-acre lake at the park, which provides opportunities for boating, fishing, and wildlife watching.
"The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation recently released a report outlining a billion dollars in infrastructure needs across our park and forest system," said PPFF President Marci Mowery. "Restore Pennsylvania provides a vehicle to address those needs, such as the outdated dam at Memorial Lake.”
The 230-acre Memorial Lake State Park is surrounded by Fort Indiantown Gap.
To learn more, view the full Restore Pennsylvania plan (PDF).
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