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John W. Flannagan Dam Winter Drawdown Optimization Public Meeting

Published March 15, 2019

HUNTINGTON, W.Va – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified four possible alternatives with the objective to optimize the winter drawdown process at John W. Flannagan Dam in order to facilitate enhanced downstream recreation.

The Corps will hold a second public meeting to inform the public and seek input regarding this change to the winter drawdown process. The meeting will be held at the Breaks Interstate Park Conference Center at 627 Commission Circle, Breaks, Va., on April 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

       The final array of alternatives consist of the following four alternative plans:

• Four day weekend high volume release throughout October.

• Fourteen consecutive days of high volume release from the 3rd Monday to the last Sunday of October.

• Seventeen consecutive days of high volume release from the 2nd Saturday to the last Monday of October.

• No action – no change from current existing conditions.

The objective of the study is to balance the needs of whitewater recreation with fishing in Flannagan Reservoir and downstream in the Russell Fork River.

For more information, contact the Public Affairs office at 304-399-5353.


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