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Rare tour of Wallenpaupack dam offered

PPL’s hydroelectric plant downstream from Lake Wallenpaupack will be part of a tour that also includes access to the dam near Hawley, PA.
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August 21, 2013

LAKE WALLENPAUPACK, PA — Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) will conduct free tours of the dam at Lake Wallenpaupack, on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours will include access to the dam itself for a rare view of the lake and the dry riverbed where the Wallenpaupack Creek once flowed, and of the hydroelectric plant on the Lackawaxen River at Kimbles. Hear about the history of how the dam was built, and learn about the increase in energy demand since the power plant began operating in the 1920s.

Gather at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Dr. For safety considerations, wear closed-toed shoes. This event is not handicap accessible. Registration is not required. Email, or call 570/253-7076.