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West Virginia Flooding
The Huntington District’s Water Management Team supported the District’s response to the significant precipitation event which stretched from North of Columbus across Central West Virginia and resulted in historic flooding. The precipitation ranged from 3-9 inches across West Virginia. Camden on the Gauley, and Webster Springs experienced the highest stages ever recorded. The point precipitation that occurred at White Sulphur Springs was greater than the 1000 year event. Of significance, Summersville and Sutton Dams operations resulted in reductions of 12 feet at Belva, 10 feet at Kanawha Falls, 8 feet in Charleston, 4 feet at Frametown, 2 feet at Clay, and 1.5 feet at Webster Springs. The flooding has caused severe damage and destruction to homes and businesses across the state and stranded multiple individuals, requiring evacuations and rescues. To date, 24 fatalities were caused by the storms; a Presidential Disaster Declaration was initially issued for 3 counties and then an additional 7 were added.
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Every Kid in a Park
President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.

Regulatory Public Notices

LRH-2015-86-MUS

7/26/2016
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: The following application has been submitted for a Department of the Army (DA) Permit under the provisions of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. This notice serves as the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) request to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to act on the Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the following application.

LRH-2015-213

7/8/2016
The following applicant has submitted an application for a Department of the Army Permit under the provisions of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) for the proposed discharge of dredged and/or fill material into waters of the United States (U.S.). This notice serves as the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) request to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to act on the Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) for the following application.

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