Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Whitewater boating fans will converge on Tohickon Creek in Bucks County once more on Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, when the Division of Conservation and Pure Assets releases water from Lake Nockamixon in Tohickon Creek.

Broadcasts are traditionally scheduled on a semi-annual foundation, usually the third weekend in March and the primary weekend in November. The whitewater discharge from the Nockamixon State Park dam supplies appropriate whitewater navigation situations downstream from Ralph Stover State Park from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every day.

Water discharges start at 4:00 a.m. A number of hours later, the discharge of thousands and thousands of gallons of water transferring alongside the waterway will create whitewater situations at Ralph Stover State Park, park officers say. Advised instances for viewing clearance and boating exercise are 8:00 a.m. to five:00 p.m. at Ralph Stover.

The water releases are eagerly awaited by whitewater paddling fans, attracting skilled kayakers, canoeists and occasional rafters from throughout the Northeastern United States. Most launch their watercraft at Ralph Stover State Park close to Pipersville, Bucks County, and journey about 4 miles alongside Tohickon Creek to its junction with the Delaware River at Level Nice.

DCNR officers remind boaters that that is technical whitewater with class 3 and 4 rapids that require boating expertise. Boaters ought to know and comply with the American Whitewater Affiliation Security Code. Boaters should put on applicable private flotation gadgets; take applicable precautions to keep away from hypothermia; and solely use boats designed for this kind of water.

Guests might help maintain state parks secure and clear by doing the next: carrying a masks; wash your fingers or use hand sanitizer recurrently; keep away from touching your face, eyes and nostril; and canopy your nostril and mouth whenever you cough and sneeze with a tissue or bent elbow. If you’re sick, keep residence. Additionally, follow social distancing (keep six toes aside and keep away from congregating in parks and on trails.

for extra info, contact Nockamixon State Park at (215) 529-7300, or Delaware Canal State Park at (610) 982-5560. For Extra info About 121 State Parks in Pennsylvania, name 1-888-PA-PARKS between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday via Saturday.

MEDIA CONTACT: Terry Brady, 717-877-6315

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