City of Lock Haven Receives $5 million in PENNVEST Funding for Dam Modifications

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today awarded a $5 million loan to the City of Lock Haven, in Clinton County, to make modifications to the Warren Ohl Dam, according to Sen. Cris Dush (R-25).

“The Warren Ohl Dam needs to be able to hold more water than it currently can in case of excessive rain,” said Sen. Dush. “The funding will ensure these upgrades can be made.”

The project will build a dam crest parapet wall, raise spillway walls, replace the spillway terminal structure, replace the intake bridge, construct a lower reservoir access road and build a structure above the intake tower to house the valve operators. Additionally, the existing spillway chute will be rehabilitated, with repairs made to the spillway slab and spillway walls to be replaced where applicable. Work will also be done to rehab the intake tower by adding new gate valves and making concrete repairs where needed.

PENNVEST is not supported by the state’s General Fund budget, which covers the daily operations and services of the Commonwealth. Financing is provided through the use of federal funding and prior bond issues by the state as well as proceeds from the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee legislation, Act 13 of 2012.


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