Tours of Sutton Dam and 5K Run Offered on July 29

Published July 21, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.VA. –   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Sutton Dam in Sutton, W.Va., will be offering tours of the dam to the public on July 29, 2017, from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to learn how the dam operates to create Sutton Lake and reduce flooding along the Elk River.  

Also on that day the Annual “That Dam Race” 5K Run / Walk will be held beginning at 8 a.m. The West Virginia Mountaineer will be on hand to start the race. 

Following the race, John Mouser, competitive strongman and owner of Mouser Strength Dynamics out of Morgantown, W.Va., will attempt to set a Guinness Book of World Record Crane Pull, using a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crane on Sutton Dam.

Due to security regulations, all adults must show a government provided photo ID (such as a Driver’s License) in order to participate in a tour. Cameras, bags, pocket books, and other bulky items are not permitted in the dam, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Tours are only open to U.S. citizens. Groups over 10 may call the project office about a “Special Request Tour” at another time.

For more information, please call the Sutton Lake Office at 304-765-2816.  

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Release no. 17-017