PPL Holtwood Boat Ramps Remain Closed Due to Flood Damage

Duck Hunters Encouraged to Use Safe Harbor or Conowingo Launches

Because of damage caused by recent severe flooding, and continued higher than normal river flows, the Pequea and York Furnace boat ramps operated by PPL Holtwood will not be open for the start of duck hunting season in south central Pennsylvania on Nov. 15.

As much as PPL supports and encourages public recreation at the Holtwood hydroelectric project, we have made the decision to keep the boat ramps closed because river conditions have not allowed our workers to safely make repairs to strobe warning lights and other equipment in place for public safety.

We know this is an inconvenience to duck hunters who use Lake Aldred. We hope to reopen the boat ramps at some point before the season ends in January, depending on river conditions and our ability to repair or replace what has been damaged.

Boat ramps at Lake Clarke and the Conowingo pool are open for duck hunters.

Updates on the status of the Pequea and York Furnace boat ramps will be available at www.pplholtwood.com, or from the Lower Susquehanna River Hotline at 1-800-692-6328.

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