Bluestone Dam Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Dedicate Phase 3 of Dam Safety Assurance Project

Published Sept. 28, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.. A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Phase 3 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bluestone Dam Safety Assurance Project will be held Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Bellepointe Park in Hinton, W.Va.

Among the speakers expected to attend the ceremony are Congressman Evan Jenkins, District Engineer Col. Philip Secrist and Hinton Mayor JoeBlankenship.

The event marks the completion of the Penstock Scour Protection System construction for the Bluestone Dam Project near Hinton, W.Va. 

This is the third phase of the ongoing Dam Safety Assurance project that will help bring Bluestone Dam up to modern day safety standards and reduce overall risk.

The work included installing scour protection below the penstock discharge area on the east side of the downstream face of the dam, the installation of concrete divider walls, right and left training walls and a concrete stilling basin with concrete baffles in the area below the penstocks. 

The construction was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1939 (P.L. 76-396), Section 4.

For more information contact Project Manager Aaron Smith at 304-399-5720 or the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.


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Release no. PA 16-048