Partial Closure of Raystown Lake for Dam Maintenance

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
Published Sept. 6, 2022
Updated: Sept. 6, 2022
Map showing buoy outside Raystown Dam

Temporary buoy line to designate the keep out area for work occurring at the Raystown Dam.

Beginning September 12, 2022, the area of Raystown Lake downstream of Mile Marker 1 will be closed to all boat traffic to allow construction workers to safely perform underwater and surface work on portions of Raystown Dam’s mechanical equipment.

This closure will ensure there is no disruption to floating plant work. It is anticipated this closure will remain in place through the end of October, but it may be lifted sooner if the repairs are completed ahead of schedule.

These repairs are part of a large-scale rehabilitation project for the Raystown Dam that includes upgrading operational equipment that has been in place since the Dam’s construction in the early 1970s.

The Raystown Dam began holding back water from downstream communities when Hurricane Agnes hit the region in 1972, and the construction of the Dam was completed in 1973. These upgrades will ensure continued flood risk management for the region.

The remainder of Raystown Lake will remain open and available for recreational boating.

For more information on Raystown Lake Project, please visit or call (814) 658-3405.

Allen Gwinn

Release no. 22-024