Dam opening now delayed for weeks

AUSTIN — Sinnemahoning State Park has announced that sediment removal from the George B. Stevenson reservoir has been completed but weather conditions have slowed progress of paving and modifications being made to mooring and launch area.

Park officials have extended the opening of the lake from July 4 to Aug. 4.

“Park staff and contractors have been hampered by heavy rains, muddy conditions and limited access,” said park Manager Lisa Bainey. “This was a large earth moving project and delays are likely when grading, seeding and paving are dependent upon the weather.”

For details, call the park office and wildlife center at 814-647-8401.