|Our mission is to obtain a consistent release of coldwater (55 Deg F) from the
Francis E Walter Reservoir (FEW) through better utilization of FEWs storage
capacity and discharge options, in an effort to improve overall flows, protect
habitat and enhance the Lehigh Rivers wild trout fishery.
|1) Assist the Army Corps of Engineers -Philadelphia District (ACOE) to obtain federal funding for the performance of necessary studies and modeling to determine the maximum lake elevation that will not jeopardize the primary purpose of FEW, which is flood control. Studies and Modeling are to focus on the following:
a) To sustain a release of 55 deg F water from FEW.
b) Sustain a release of water not to exceed 65 deg F during
c) Investigate optimal minimum releases and the required volume of coldwater pool
d) Studies to provide conclusions and findings on limiting factors, recommended
2) Provide assistance in obtaining non-federal sponsor for necessary studies and modeling.
3) Provide assistance to ACOE in development of a Scope of Work prior to initiation of
4) Provide awareness of economic benefits to operational changes with FEW to Congressional and
5) Obtain support from various user groups of the Lehigh River.