Green Peter drawdown delayed


August 24, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that, due to unspecified equipment complications, the planned drawdown of Green Peter Reservoir will be delayed, likely until next fall.

That development comes after the Corps released a plan earlier this month, produced by an “expert panel” of scientists and others, that will require Green Peter to be drawn down to 780 feet above sea level, some 220 feet below full pool.

The planned deep drawdown at Green Peter would not only stop hydro power production, but it would also impact recreation, as water levels will drop far below the T...

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