HUNTINGTON, W.Va – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will modify its current winter drawdown process at Flannagan Dam to extend the whitewater season into November, which will allow additional downstream recreation opportunities.
The change to current drawdown processes is in support of a winter optimization analysis being conducted by the Huntington District. An appraisal completed in 2017 identified a potential opportunity to optimize the current winter drawdown process at Flannagan Dam to extend the whitewater season and allow for additional downstream recreation opportunities.
The current drawdown process involves higher release volumes over the four weekends in October. In addition to continuing October weekend releases, the Corps will increase the volume of releases for the first two weekends in November to assess potential impacts in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act.
The Corps will release 900 cubic feet per second (CFS) on Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The following weekend will include a lower volume flow rate releases of 350 to 400 CFS, but will increase releases over four days. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, will see releases of 350 CFS. Sunday and Monday, Nov. 11 and 12, will see releases of 400 CFS. The higher release volumes will be discharged from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on all four days.
For more information, contact the Public Affairs office at 304-399-5353 or visit the Huntington District homepage at https://www.lrh.usace.army.mil/
Release no. 18-045