BURNSVILLE, W.VA. - Across the state, lakes operated by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Huntington District, are kept at winter pool level – lower than
normal, to allow more room for storing water when the Spring rains arrive.
At Burnsville Lake in Burnsville, W.Va., crews have been taking advantage of
the lower levels to get ready for the summer season.
On March 7, 2016, the Corps worked with the West Virginia Department of Natural
Resources (DNR) and the U.S. Army National Guard unit in Buckhannon, W.Va., to
dredge the Riffle Run Day Use Area Boat Launch Ramp located behind the
The DNR rented an excavator with a maximum reach of 60 feet to gain access to
the silt around the boat launch ramp.
On average the Corps of Engineers and National Guard dump trucks hauled 12
loads of silt away from the boat launch ramp. Each load of silt weighs about
20,000 pounds per truck load.
Now that the dredging is completed, fishermen will soon be able to launch
fishing boats at the Riffle Run Day Use Area Boat Launch.
Release no. PA 16-010