The River Reporter Special Sections Header

Clear sky
Clear sky
23 °F
December 10, 2016
River Reporter Facebook pageTRR TwitterRSS Search

Managing the Lackawaxen River; For electricity and recreation

Scheduled releases of water from the dam at Lake Wallenpaupack cascade through these huge pipes to turn turbines in PPL’s hydroelectric plant at Kimbles, PA. The water then rushes into the Lackawaxen River with various consequences for recreational users of the river downstream from the power plant.
Photo courtesy PPL

PPL provides a toll-free phone number and website to supply the public with quick information on the Wallenpaupack power plant’s generation schedule, discharge to the Lackawaxen River and lake elevations. The information is updated daily, or when there is a change in the generation schedule. For more information, visit or call 800/807-2474.

The first boating release this season is scheduled for July 5 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Check website for updates.

[Katie Lester is PPL Manager of Community Relations, Wallenpaupack.]