Restoration of Duke Lake

In April 2013 the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and CONSOL Energy, Inc. settled a lawsuit that will restore Duke Lake at Ryerson Station State Park, as well as add 506 acres to the park.

The lake was drawn down in July 2005 for safety reasons after inspections of the dam uncovered cracks and water seepage.

The settlement agreement between the two parties was the result of a two-month mediation process and public comment period. Below are the related documents.

News Release (pdf 88 kb)

Letter from DCNR Secretary Allan to the Mediator (pdf 242 kb)

Interim Report from the Mediator (pdf 4,781kb)

Settlement Agreement (pdf 1,377 kb)