Flooding impacts PPL Preserves

PPL environmental preserves along the Susquehanna River are cleaning up and making repairs to the damage left by the recent flooding, affecting public programs and recreational facilities.

Here’s a summary of the situation at PPL’s environmental preserves affected by the flooding:

Susquehanna Riverlands, near Berwick, on both the east and west banks of the Susquehanna River: The recreation area and wetlands will remain closed until further notice due to the recent flooding. PPL will assess conditions daily as the facility restores electricity and water.  Park facilities will be reopened when conditions are safe for the public.

The Susquehanna Energy Information Center on Route 11 remains open during the week. Programs at the information center will be held as scheduled. Call 866-832-3312 for further information.

Montour Environmental Preserve, northeast of Washingtonville: The picnic areas are open for use. Lake Chillisquaque has returned to normal operating level and is open to public recreation, including boating and fishing. However, some trails remain closed until damage caused by the recent flooding can be repaired. Call 570-437-3131 for further information.

Holtwood Environmental Preserve, on both shores of the lower Susquehanna River in Lancaster and York counties: Park areas and trails are open with portable toilets, but there is no water available and boat launches are closed. Pinnacle Overlook and Lock 12 Historic Area off Route 372 are open. Call 1-800-692-6328 for further information about river conditions.

Brunner Island, in York County, offers a wetlands, fishing in the channel between the Brunner Island power plant and the Susquehanna River, a hiking trail and a boat launch area. Wago Road, the main road to access Brunner Island, is washed out and trees are down. This road is closed from the south end, near Mount Wolf. Call 1-800-692-6328 for further information about river conditions. The cleanup of  the PPL Conewago Boat Launch which had been scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 24 is canceled.

For more information about PPL’s environmental preserves visit www.pplpreserves.com  or send an email to pplpreserves@pplweb.com

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