Hurricane Ida Preparation & Precaution
September 1, 2021 – In preparation for the significant amount of rainfall forecasted from Hurricane Ida, starting today (September 1) through tomorrow (Thursday, September 2), Brookfield Renewable will be releasing additional waters via spillage from Lake Wallenpaupack. The spillage is a precautionary and routine measure to reduce the lake level and minimize downstream impacts caused by the storm event. The controlled release is expected to start as soon as noon today, and the amount may be subject to variation based upon incoming precipitation. The water, released through the spillway gates, will be channeled into Wallenpaupack Creek and subsequently flow into the Lackawaxen River. Again, this is a precautionary measure, part of routine operations during a significant precipitation event, and there is no safety concern. We will keep you advised of additional developments.
- Wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) & ensure all on board wear one as well.
- Know and obey all applicable boating rules and laws.
- Absolutely no drinking and driving (or paddling).
- Navigate carefully and be aware of navigational hazards.
- Pay attention to and adhere to all signage and barriers.
- Be aware of your surroundings.