Flooding Rains Hit Greenwood Furnace and Whipple Dam State Parks

The spillway at Greenwood Furnace State Park on 9.1.2021

What does it look like when the remnants of a hurricane drop flooding rains on two of Huntingdon County’s most popular state parks?

The spillway at Whipple Dam State Park surging with flooding rains on 9.1.2021.
The spillway at Whipple Dam State Park surging with flooding rains on 9.1.2021.

The normally tranquil spillways at both parks were raging torrents on this September afternoon (9.1.2021), as you can see in the video below.

The beach at Greenwood Furnace State Park was partially submerged by the flooding rains of Hurricane Ida.

Flooding rains partially submerged the beach at Greenwood Furnace State Park on 9.1.2021.
Flooding rains partially submerged the beach at Greenwood Furnace State Park on 9.1.2021.

The beach at Whipple Dam State Park didn’t fare much better.

The partially-submerged beach at Whipple Dam State Park on 9.1.2021.
The partially submerged beach at Whipple Dam State Park on 9.1.2021.

Even the new fishing pier at Whipple Dam State Park was close to being submerged, as were these boats docked nearby.

Flooding rains partially submerged boats at Whipple Dam State Park on 9.1.2021.
Flooding rains partially submerged boats at Whipple Dam State Park on 9.1.2021.

All in all, a historic amount of rain at two of Huntingdon County’s most historic and popular State Parks!


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