The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, has released the new Curwensville Lake Master Plan (“2022 Master Plan”) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) that will serve as the guiding document for decision making at the lake for next 15 to 25 years.
Click here to access the 2022 Master Plan.
This revision is a part of a larger, USACE-wide effort to bring all master plans up to date across the country.
The 2022 Master Plan reflects changes in land management classifications to align with current USACE regulations and guidance that have occurred since the 1968 original Master Plan was drafted. It also incorporates community input related to enhancements and opportunities at the project site. The draft plan was available for public comment from April 3 to May 3, 2022.
The 2022 Master Plan also refines land classifications to be consistent with authorized project purposes and current resource objectives. This includes a mix of natural resource and recreation management objectives compatible with recreation trends and regional goals established by stakeholders and USACE during the master planning revision process.
The 2022 Master Plan does not change the technical operations of the lake as related to its primary mission of flood risk management; it provides an analysis and guidance for future recreation enhancement and development activities at Curwensville Lake in response to the increased demand for improvements to existing recreation resources, as well as additional new recreation resources on the project site. Since the recreational area is an outgrant to Clearfield County, they manage current and future recreation opportunities and ensure USACE missions are protected while providing quality and safe recreational opportunities for the public.