Brian Collins and Kent Browning of the Technical Support Branch's Waterways Section, aboard the Huntington District's 26 ft. survey boat, plan their route to survey the navigation channel after the demolition of piers from the old Ironton-Russell Bridge. The bridge was demolished once it was replaced by the new Oakley Collins Memorial Bridge that opened in November 2016. Brian and Kent worked closely with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the U.S. Coast Guard's Huntington Marine Safety Unit to reopen the channel once the demolition was complete. Brian and Kent used the array of sophisticated sonar aboard the survey boat to make sure that no obstructions to navigation were present after detonation. Once they gave the "all clear" to the Coast Guard the channel was once again open for commercial traffic.
Waterways Section Ensures Navigation Channel is Cleare
Brian Collins and Kent Browning of the Technical Support Branch's Waterways Section, aboard the Huntington District's 26 ft. survey boat, plan their route to survey the navigation channel after the demolition of piers from the old Ironton-Russell Bridge. The bridge was demolished once it was replaced by the new Oakley Collins Memorial Bridge that opened in November 2016. Brian and Kent worked closely with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the U.S. Coast Guard's Huntington Marine Safety Unit to reopen the channel once the demolition was complete. Brian and Kent used the array of sophisticated sonar aboard the survey boat to make sure that no obstructions to navigation were present after detonation. Once they gave the "all clear" to the Coast Guard the channel was once again open for commercial traffic.
Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other weather related hazard.  Many of these deaths are related to vehicles driving through floodwaters or people walking closely to or in the actual flood.  People underestimate the force and power of water. 

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), flash floods are the most dangerous kind of floods as they combine the destructive power of a flood with incredible speed and unpredictability. Flash flooding by definition is “rapidly rising and MOVING water”. The force of moving water frequently damages roadbeds, sometimes to the point of collapse.  So many unnecessary vehicular flood related deaths occur as a result of motorists driving across flooded roads.
FloodAware Ohio by Ohio Silver Jackets
Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other weather related hazard. Many of these deaths are related to vehicles driving through floodwaters or people walking closely to or in the actual flood. People underestimate the force and power of water. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), flash floods are the most dangerous kind of floods as they combine the destructive power of a flood with incredible speed and unpredictability. Flash flooding by definition is “rapidly rising and MOVING water”. The force of moving water frequently damages roadbeds, sometimes to the point of collapse. So many unnecessary vehicular flood related deaths occur as a result of motorists driving across flooded roads.
The 2017 digital version of USA Today's special edition publication on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now available online: http://ee.usatoday.com/emag/
USA TODAY Special Edition U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The 2017 digital version of USA Today's special edition publication on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now available online: http://ee.usatoday.com/emag/

Regulatory Public Notices

LRH 2017-00586

7/13/2017
PROPOSED REGIONAL GENERAL PERMIT FOR ABANDONED MINE LANDS WITHIN THE HUNTINGTON AND PITTSBURGH DISTRICTS FOR THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

LRH 2017-919-OHR

7/3/2017
The applicant has requested a DA authorization to perform maintenance dredging on an as needed basis for a period of 10 years at its existing coal offloading and barge mooring facility as well as its proposed secondary coal offloading facility.

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