Beltzville Lake near Parryville

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Beltzville Lake, located near Parryville, Pennsylvania, was created in the 1970s as part of a flood control project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The lake is fed by the Pohopoco Creek and two smaller tributaries and provides hydroelectric power to the surrounding areas. The lake has a surface area of 949 acres and is surrounded by Beltzville State Park, offering recreational activities such as fishing, boating, hiking, and camping. The snowpack and surface flow from the surrounding hills and forests provide water to the lake. The lake also serves as a source of drinking water for the local communities. The surrounding land is used for agriculture, primarily for crops such as corn and soybeans.

June 15, 2024







Elevation Of Reservoir Water Surface Above Datum, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 610.22 ft
Maximum 638.75 ft
Average 628 ft
Hydraulic_Height 172
Drainage_Area 96
Year_Completed 1969
Nid_Storage 103625
Structural_Height 177
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 947
Hazard_Potential High
Dam_Length 4560
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Nid_Height 177

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