Huntington, W.Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District announces the reopening of a temporary fishing access at the recreation area downstream of the Meldahl Locks and Dam on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River.
The recreation facility improvements announced in September and originally scheduled for completion in mid-November 2014 will be delayed until the spring of 2015 due to inclement weather.
The improvements will include building an outdoor rest room, picnic shelter, parking area, fishing pier, fencing, walkways and installing light poles and signage.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the nation’s largest federal provider of outdoor water-based recreation, managing more than 420 lake and river projects in 43 states and hosting more than 370 million visits per year. With 90 percent of these recreation areas within 50 miles of metropolitan areas, they provide a diverse range of outdoor activities close to home and to people of all ages.
Release no. PA 14-48