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Water Lowered For Dam Repairs At Two Assunpink WMA Lakes


October 23, 2020
Updated December 2, 2020

The dam projects are completed at Rising Sun and Stone Tavern lakes and the lakes are beginning to fill. The rate at which the lakes will be filled will be determined by the amount of rainfall in the comming weeks/months. As of the morning of Wednesday, December 2, the level of the water bodies is as follows:
    Rising Sun: ~26" below normal water level
    Stone Tavern: ~12" below normal water level

The Division is currently working on two dam repair projects on the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area. Stone Tavern and Rising Sun Lakes have been lowered approximately four feet to provide construction crews access to the dam and water control structures. Concrete work will be completed on the spillways and repairs to trash gates.

Both projects should be completed around December 1, at which time the lakes will be returned to their normal water levels. Access is currently open to these locations, however, it may be impacted by construction activities during the project. The Division will provide updates on the website should any changes regarding the completion date or access occur.

Both lakes have adequate depths to fully support the fish population during the duration of the project.

Assunpink WMA Map (pdf, 435kb)

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Last Updated: December 2, 2020