About the project:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake, received approximately $27 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to complete the tower and tunnel work along with $4.5 million in funding for the downstream sediment removal bank armoring.

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.

On September 12, 2022, Raystown Dam, and the area downstream of Mile Marker 1 was closed to all boat traffic to allow construction workers to safely perform inspections of low-water control tunnel intake gates, which rest approximately 200 feet below the surface of the lake. Work crews removed trash racks and installed bulkheads to allow for inspection of areas that have been closed off to human view for the past 50 years. The purpose of these inspections will determine what type of repairs may be needed.

In addition to the tunnel repairs, work is currently being done on the spillway tainter gates. The rehabilitation project will conclude with the clearing of obstructions in the downstream river channel expected to begin in 2024


Project Timeline

Photos of recent work

Important Documents