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Archive: 2017
  • “Safety on the Blue” Event Opens to the Public Aug. 6 at Bluestone Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in conjunction with the West Virginia Water Festival will host the 13th Annual “Safety on the Blue” celebration to promote water safety at Bluestone Lake on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bluestone Bridge Parking Lot (Pit Area) near the launch ramp.
  • Tours of Sutton Dam and 5K Run Offered on July 29

    HUNTINGTON, W.VA. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Sutton Dam in Sutton, W.Va., will be offering tours of the dam to the public on July 29, 2017, from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to learn how the dam operates to create Sutton Lake and reduce flooding along the Elk River.
  • Questions and Answers Concerning the Management of Motorized Vehicle Use at East Lynn Lake

    Unauthorized ATV riding and ATV trail development in the East Lynn Lake Wildlife Management Area in East Lynn, W.Va., has been a growing problem, so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been evaluating different options that would address the issue. Recently, the Hatfield-McCoy Authority approached the Huntington District with a proposal that could address the unauthorized activity.
  • Beech Fork Boat Ramp Temporary Closure

    The Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that the boat ramp and associated parking lot at Beech Fork Lake will be closed from Monday, June 12, 2017 at 6 a.m. until Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6 a.m. The closure is necessary to conduct maintenance to the parking lot area.
  • President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

    The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.”
  • Safety Warning to Boaters Near Locks and Dams

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, reminds boaters that the areas immediately upstream and downstream of navigation dams on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers have been designated as restricted areas.
  • While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

    Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.
  • Bluestone Dam to Offer Tours May 22

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide tours of Bluestone Dam in Hinton, W.Va., on Monday, May 22, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The tours are free to the public. Visitors will be able to see dam safety construction activities and learn about the day-to-day operations of Bluestone Dam. The public can access the top of Bluestone Dam from the Route 20 Overlook Parking Area and walk across the dam. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Volunteers Needed to "Rake the Lake" at Sutton Lake

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va - Every spring dozens of volunteers come to Sutton Lake in Sutton, W.Va., to "Rake the Lake" - in other words, pick up trash and debris. Over eight tons of trash and hundreds of tires have been removed from Sutton Lake during previous events.
  • Gauley River Levels to Increase Thursday, May 11

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va - Beginning Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 10 a.m., river levels along West Virginia's Gauley River will be significantly higher than normal while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tests a new Howell-Bunger Valve that's just been installed at the Summersville Dam.