Description - F. E. Walter Reservoir is an integral part of the Lehigh River flood control plan. The dam's length is 3,000 feet, height is 234 feet and width is 30 feet. The drainage area covers a distance of 288 square miles with flood control storage of 107,815 acre feet. Whitewater boating is enjoyed during the regularly scheduled release dates which are listed on the Army Corp. of Engineers website.
- The Francis E. Walter Dam was completed in December 1960 as an earth fill embankment-impervious compacted earth core with rip rap cover. The dam's length is 3,000 feet, height is 234 feet and width is 30 feet. The drainage area covers a distance of 288 square miles with flood control storage of 107,815 acre feet.
Recreation - The Philadelphia District of the Army Corps of Engineers has regularly scheduled release dates and makes those dates available through its website. Whitewater boating is enjoyed during these designated times.
Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Fraancis E. Walter Dam area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging around 24 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 to -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range around 72 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 23 Celsius).
From the Wilkes-Barre area travel south on SR 476 taking SR 115 southeast to the reservoir.