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September 29. 2013 2:45AM

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The Endless Mountains Rendezvous Muzzleloader Show will be Oct. 5-6 at American Legion Post 510 on Route 6 in Black Walnut (at mile marker 297). The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days and admission is $3 (free to those 16 and younger). Proceeds benefit “The Oldest House.” For more information, contact Robin at 570-499-6758 or visit “The Oldest House” on Facebook.

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District has announced the Francis E. Walter Dam has enough water storage for a final addition to the 2013 recreation plan.

Wet conditions throughout the summer have allowed the Corps to add the 10th and final increment of the plan. The details of the final increment are listed below. Water will be released during the period of Friday, Oct. 11 to Monday, Oct. 14. The ramping up and down of releases allows for fishing and whitewater rafting opportunities during the final drawdown of the recreation season.

· Friday, Oct. 11 – 400 cubic feet per second water release

· Saturday, Oct. 12 – 1700 cubic feet per second water release

· Sunday, Oct. 13 – 1000 cubic feet per second water release

· Monday, Oct. 14 – 400 cubic feet per second water release

The Corps will also release 300 cubic feet per second of additional water storage every day starting Friday, Sept 13 as part of the drawdown. To see the plan or view updates, visit

Nescopeck State Park will hodl the following events in October (for more information or to register, call 570-403-2006):

Wednesday, Oct. 16 - Guided hike: D&L Black Diamond Trail, 9 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 24 - Guided hike: Creekside Trail, 9 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 25 - Midnight Madness! (nocturnal animals), 7 p.m.

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