US Army Corps of Engineers
Huntington District


  • August

    USACE recognizes outstanding teamwork

    Huntington District Commander, COL Jason Evers and the Bluestone Dam Safety Assurance Mega-Project Manager, Aaron Smith traveled to the Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi to recognize members of the Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) and the Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise (DSMMCX) for their outstanding work to advance Phase 5.
  • July

    Bluestone Dam Edges Closer to Completion

    The makeover at Bluestone Dam has been a slow process – but the final part of the process is now underway. Located on the scenic New River in southern West Virginia, the dam is a massive concrete structure built in the 1940s to reduce flooding across the state. It’s enjoyed a long history of success, preventing more than $6 billion in flood damages during its lifetime - but the ability of the dam to withstand a major storm was called into question in the late 1990s.
  • Dam Safety in Laos

    Ed Stowasser, Hydraulic Engineer, Huntington District, Dam Safety Production Center recently returned from a trip to Laos in support of United States Indo-Pacific Command, the US Department of State, the US Embassy in Vientiane, and the Lao PDR Ministry of Energy and Mines. He served on a team of subject matter experts to provide technical review and advice to the Government of Laos’ Dam Safety International Advisory team. This effort was part of the Government of Laos’ national dam safety initiative to help the Government of Laos conduct a safety review of foreign owned and operated hydropower facilities throughout the country.
  • Bluestone Celebrations

    On July 9, 2019 the Bluestone Dam Safety Assurance Team were joined by U.S. Congresswoman Carol Miller from the 3rd District of West Virginia and representatives from Senator Manchin and Senator Capito, as well Hinton City Mayor Joe Blankenship, the WV Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel, and Tim Tailor from Brayman Construction to help celebrate major accomplishments since the receipt of full funding in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
  • Fleming House Volunteer

    This summer and last summer Tina Kurtz has volunteered at the Fleming House of the Bulltown Historic Area. Tina lives in Montana but has family here in West Virginia. During her visit last summer she found a calling to volunteer at the Fleming House. She met Interpretive Ranger Lisa Hess and they have since developed a unique attraction for visitors to the Bulltown Campground and Burnsville Lake area.
  • Burnsville Lake Freedom Festival

    On July 5th and 6th, the Burnsville community came together with the common goal to celebrate Independence Day and provide free entertainment to the local community, as well as the campers and boaters at Burnsville Lake.
  • Cadiz Partnership Agreement Signing

    Captain Andrew Williams represented the Huntington District at the Partnership Agreement signing for waste water system improvements for the Village of Cadiz, Ohio.
  • June

    Mitigation Banks under the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404

    Justin Elkins, Mitigation Banking Program Manager, conducts a site visit to inspect wetland that was established as part of Mitigation Banking.
  • 6th Annual Huntington Small Business Conference

    The Huntington District and the Huntington Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) held the 6th Annual Huntington Small Business Conference at the Big Sandy Superstore Convention Center.
  • Commander's Coin

    Ashley Stephens and Nathan White (unavailable for photo) were awarded the Commander's Coin for Excellence to recognize their effective working relationships with the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) that resulted in securing permission to move forward with demolition of four structures within the Town of Martin prior to updating the Programmatic Agreement.
  • Farm and Field Day

    Yatesville Lake Ranger, Logan White, and Big Sandy Area Ranger, Whitney Lehrer, attended the Savage Farms: Farm and Field Day in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
  • Ingredients for a Stream

    ​The Strait Creek Prairie Bluffs In-Lieu Fee (ILF) mitigation site is the first approved ILF site in the state of Ohio. Located in Adams County, Ohio, the Strait Creek Prairie Bluffs ILF mitigation site will involve the restoration, re-establishment, enhancement and preservation of 5,810 lf of streams, 1.71 acre of wetlands, the adjacent riparian corridors, floodplains and upland buffers within the Ohio Brush – White Oak watershed.
  • Kid's Fishing Tournament at East Lynn Lake

    The 19th annual “Kids Fishing Tournament” took place Saturday June 8, 2019 at Lick Creek Pond, East Lynn Lake. Wayne Wal-Mart & the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, East Lynn Lake sponsored the tournament and had winners for three age categories: 6 years old and under, 7 to 11 years old, & 12 to 15 years old.
  • Burnsville Lake Participates in National Park Day Clean Up

    Burnsville Lake, Bulltown Historic Area participated in the National Park Day Clean Up for the second year in a row! On the weekend of May 10th -12th local Boy Scout Troop 135 of Gassaway could be found camping at the Bulltown Historic Area and Battlefield. Ranger Lisa Hess with the Burnsville Lake US Army Corps of Engineers, coordinated the 2nd Annual National Park Day Clean Up at the Bulltown Historic Area, sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust. The scouts were invited to come and participate in the National Park Day event on May 11th and camp on the battlefield for the weekend. Although the troop is known for their camping and other outdoor activities, they are also involved with service work to their community and fellow man.
  • May

    Nelson Receives Commander's Coin

    Kevin Nelson was presented with the Commander's Coin for Excellence for his leadership and success as Program Manager for our District's IIS/WFO/CX International/Interagency Support and Work for Others & Centers of Expertise. Kevin is wrapping up his time in this assignment and handing the reigns over to Bob Peterson who joined Project Management Branch and will be our new IIS/WFO Program Manager.
  • Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourns

    Col. Jason Evers, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District, gives a public service announcement from Alum Creek Dam in Ohio to kick of the 2019 Water Safety Campaign: Life Jackets Worn... Nobody Mourns!
  • The Bluestone DSA Recreation PDT Recognized by COL Evers

    ​The Bluestone DSA Recreation PDT was recognized by COL Evers for exceptional efforts in delivering the DDR, Plans, and Specifications for all review teams in time to be incorporated with the main stilling basin contract.
  • Setting an Emergency Bulkhead at Delaware Lake

    Colonel Evers is joined by Greg Feustel, Delaware Lake Resource Manager and Brian Luprek, Scioto Area Resource Manager as they observe the Marietta Repair Station crew setting the emergency bulkhead in one of the gates at Delaware Lake.
  • Junior Ranger Program

    ​Burnsville Lake assisted Sutton Lake with their Junior Ranger Program last week by teaching the students about the wildlife of West Virginia and how it relates to being a Park Ranger. Additionally, the students got to meet a special guest, a leucistic black rat snake, while learning how to identify venomous and non-venomous snakes found in their area.
  • Burnsville Lake Mussel Study

    This summer you may notice several blue barrels floating by the Dam. Those barrels are part of an ongoing mussel study that is being conducted through a partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.