News in brief
The drawdown is done every five years to allow PPL to perform routine maintenance and testing, including a test required by the plant’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license. Following the maintenance and testing, PPL will then gradually allow the lake to refill naturally. Residents may want to consider removing docks from the water earlier than they normally would, although this is not mandated by PPL.
“Lowering water levels will not have a significant effect on most local businesses around the lake,” said Paul Canevari, PPL’s regional community relations director for the Pocono region. “We still encourage people to visit the lake and take advantage of the area’s many attractions.”
The generation schedule, the elevation of the lake and PPL’s plans regarding the drawdown are subject to change without prior notice due to changing plant and weather conditions. Visit www1.pplweb.com/ilwpk/cgi-bin/present_operation.pl.
Pike County has most gay couples
MILFORD, PA — According to a recent study released by William Institute at UCLA School of Law, Pike County has the highest percentage of gay couples in the state: 12.12 per 1,000 households. Wayne County is fifth (7.88) behind Philadelphia (10.62), Dauphin (9.30) and Monroe (8.46).
The 2010 Census identified 266 same-sex couples in Pike County. Philadelphia has 6,371, Dauphin has 1,027, and Monroe has 517. Female same-sex couples accounted for 63 percent of households and male same-sex couples for 37 percent. Only 20 percent of same-sex couples were identified as raising children. To make the list, an individual municipality would need more than 50 same-sex couples.
Visit www.law.ucla.edu/williamsinstitute or call the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, 310/267-4382.