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  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Warmer weather is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in and around the water.
  • New Campground Schedule at Corps of Engineers Lakes

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Campgrounds managed by the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in portions of West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia will begin opening for the 2021 season in April. Opening dates at Corps-managed campgrounds will vary depending on location. nding on location. 
  • Corps of Engineers to Offer Buchanan County Public Meetings in Grundy, VA

    Two meetings, including an in-person open house and a virtual town hall teleconference, will be offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, in conjunction with the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors, to answer any questions or concerns about the Buchanan County Sec 202 Flood Risk Management project.
  • Federal Pass Program for Recreation

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the types of passes, eligibility, cost and benefits of the various recreation passes that make up the Federal Pass Program. If you are planning a trip to one or more of the thousands of federal recreation sites across the country you can enjoy the convenience of purchasing a pass before your visit to cover entrance, standard amenity (day use), or other recreation fees. Check out your options below to find the right pass for you:
  • Corps of Engineers to Offer Public Meetings in Haysi, VA

    Corps of Engineers to Offer Public Meetings in Haysi, VA Two virtual townhall teleconference meetings will be offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, in conjunction with the Dickenson County Board of Supervisors, to answer any questions or concern about the proposed Dickenson County Sec 202 project.
  • R.D. Bailey Winter Boat Ramp Closed Temporarily

    The winter boat launch ramp at R.D. Bailey Lake in Justice, WV, is temporarily closed to the public. Recent heavy rainfall caused the second highest pool of record (1111.50 msl) and washed a significant amount of drift and debris into the lake, which accumulated at the base of the dam. The R.D. Bailey Dam holds back water during high water events to help reduce flooding downstream, but that also means crews must deal with the drift and debris that follows.
  • Grayson Lake Fishing and Nature Trail Closure

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District announces that the Fishing and Nature Trails at Grayson Lake, Ky. are closed until further notice. The recent ice storms that hit the region have caused numerous large trees to fall across the trails making them too dangerous to remain open to the public. The unsafe conditions regrettably require the immediate closure until the debris can be removed.  The public is asked to observe the closure as the Corps works to make the trails safe for use. It is not possible to know how long this will take. Once deemed safe, reopening will be announced through the media.
  • USACE hosting virtual workshop for Paintsville Lake Master Plan Update

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of updating its 1974 Master Plan for Paintsville Lake located in Staffordsville, Kentucky. A Master Plan is the document that conceptually establishes and guides the orderly development, administration, maintenance, preservation, enhancement, and management of all natural, cultural and recreational resources of a Corps water resource project. Public input is critical in the Master Plan update process. USACE will be hosting a virtual workshop to provide the public with an opportunity to comment. The public comment period will be open until March 25, 2021.
  • USACE Publishes Policy Update for Inundation Maps and the National Inventory of Dams

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published Engineer Circular 1110-2-6075, “Inundation Maps and Emergency Action Plans and Incident Management for Dams and Levee Systems,” in October. This update allows for the use and public dissemination of inundation maps in emergency action plans (EAP) and the National Inventory of Dams (NID), It also provides the dam safety community access to critical information about residual flood risks from USACE dams and levees.
  • Virtual Public Meeting Notice — Beech Fork Lake and East Lynn Lake Regional Master Plan

    Virtual Public Meeting Notice Beech Fork Lake and East Lynn Lake Regional Master Plan US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District You are invited to participate in a public meeting to obtain input for preparation of a Regional Master Plan and Integrated Environmental Assessment for Beech Fork and East Lynn Lakes.  The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) defines a master plan as the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resource development projects. The master plans are a vital tool produced and used by USACE to guide the responsible stewardship of USACE-administered lands and resources for the benefit of present and future generations. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the master plans. USACE generally expects Master Plans to have an effective lifespan of 15 to 25 years. An update to the Master Plan is required to reflect current conditions and prescribe an overall land use management plan, resource objectives, and associated design and management concepts. Key topics to be addressed in the revised master plans include land classifications, natural, cultural, and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs, and special topics such as invasive species management and threatened and endangered species habitat.