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Friday, March 4, 2011

Ice Forces Postponement of Special Opening Day on Hereford Manor Lakes

Ice Forces Postponement of Special ‘Opening Day’
on Beaver County's Hereford Manor Lakes

Harrisburg, PA – Tomorrow's special "Opening Day" on the Hereford Manor Lakes in Beaver County has been postponed because the lakes remain covered with ice.

The Fish and Boat Commission had planned to stock the lakes with trout to give anglers one last opportunity to fish before the lakes are drawn down in spring in anticipation of breaching the dams.

The PFBC will attempt to stock the lakes next Saturday, March 12.

The Hereford Manor Lakes are popular fishing and boating impoundments located in Franklin Township, Beaver County. The dams were constructed prior to 1958 in conjunction with strip mining operations and were acquired by the PFBC in 1973. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Dam Safety has declared both dams as “high hazard, structurally deficient” structures which must be rebuilt. Breaching the dams is the first phase of the project and is expected to be completed by November.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at

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