Sutton Dam to Host Public Tours, 5K Run

Published July 13, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va – If you’re one of the hundreds of fishermen, boaters and residents who enjoy the Elk River, and you’ve wondered why the river is high or low, clear or muddy, or how Sutton Dam works and prevents major flooding, you can learn more about the structure during tours being offered to the public.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Sutton Lake will be offering tours of Sutton Dam in Sutton, W.Va., on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from noon to 4 p.m. Tours are only open to U.S. citizens and 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 and bags are not permitted in the dam, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups over 10 may call the project office about a “Special Request Tour” at another time. 

The annual “That Dam Race” 5K Run / Walk will be held beginning at 8 a.m.  Other events are also planned throughout the day.

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




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