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Work on Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam on Susquehanna Complete, Boating to Begin July 23


Harrisburg, PA -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) today announced that repairs to the Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam at Shikellamy State Park have been completed and that boating season on Lake Augusta will begin July 23.

“We are pleased to share the exciting news that the work on the fabridam has been completed so that boaters will be able to resume normal activities this weekend,” Dunn said. “Thank you to the public for being patient as we worked to make these repairs, and again special thanks to the staff at Shikellamy and within our Bureau of Facility Design and Construction for prioritizing this project and keeping the public informed at every turn.”

Park officials noted that water levels may be low in some areas of the lake, including the upper portion, and urged caution when boating this weekend.

Shikellamy State Park in Northumberland and Union counties lies on the Susquehanna River and features a marina and boat launch, hiking and biking trails, and an overlook of the river.

High water levels and poor seasonal conditions in 2021 prevented replacement of one of the seven dam bags that comprise the 8-foot-tall, 2,100-foot-long dam, subsequently delaying the boating season.

Visit DCNR’s website for more information about state parks.

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