US Army Corps of Engineers
Huntington District

Bluestone Dam Edges Closer to Completion
The makeover at Bluestone Dam has been a slow process – but the final part of the process is now underway. Located on the scenic New River in southern West Virginia, the dam is a massive concrete structure built in the 1940s to reduce flooding across the state. It’s enjoyed a long history of success, preventing more than $6 billion in flood damages during its lifetime - but the ability of the dam to withstand a major storm was called into question in the late 1990s.

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