US Army Corps of Engineers
Huntington District

 

  • April

    PCXIN-DM Staff Celebrates Efficient Data Collection

    In October 2017, the Institute for Water Resource (IWR) challenged the Waterborne Commerce Statistics (WCS) Team nationwide with finding efficiencies in data collection and processing on the WCS mission. The Planning Center of Expertise for Inland Navigation's Data Management Branch located within LRH, which processes approximately forty percent of the nation's Waterborne Commerce Statistics annually, decided to focus on increasing automation, and in turn reducing data entry.
  • Corps Day at Marshall University

    Marshall University hosted Army Corps of Engineers Day at their Student Center April 11, 2019. The event provided opportunities for students to learn more about the Corps and possible job and internship opportunities.
  • March

    Lens Creek Sewer Line Extension

    Colonel Jason Evers and Congressman Alex Mooney sign the Lens Creek Partnership Agreement as Kent Carper, President, Kanawha County Commission looks on.
  • Dewey Lake Clean Sweep

       Amazing day at Jenny Wiley State Park. Our Clean Sweep Volunteers were out in full force
  • Beech Fork Lake Spring Cleanup

    Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to our Spring Cleanup! We had 107 people and picked up more than 150 bags of trash. Special thanks to the REAP (Make it Shine progam) for providing the bags, gloves, and trash receptacle. Also thank you to local businesses who donated prizes for our raffle; Bare Arms, Bombshell Burgers and BBQ, Kroger, Walmart, and Food Fair. Can't wait until next year! Stay safe out on the water and always remember to wear a life jacket!
  • DSAC-University Detail

    Greg Hammer of the Huntington Districts (DSMMCX) completed a DSAC-U detail to the Jacksonville District (SAJ) office to assist with the Herbert Hoover Dike cutoff wall construction. The detail was to provide technical background for a similar project to be performed at Moose Creek Dam in Alaska.
  • February

    1st Annual Huntington District Military Ball

    The evening began with a receiving line in the traditional military manner. Then at the beginning of the dinner, there was a toast to the services, the president, the nation and our fallen comrades. Over dinner the audience were treated with remarks by Colonel Evers and the guest speaker.
  • Army Engineers Week

    National Engineers Week, sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers, coincides with the birthday of President George Washington -- America's first engineer. This observance calls attention to the contributions that engineers make to society. It is also a time to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.
  • Operations and Maintenance Open House

    The Huntington District’s Operations and Readiness Division, along with the Regional Rivers Repair Fleet, Huntington Contracting Branch, Safety and Occupational Health, Office of Small Business Programs, Small Business Administration Region II, and the WV National Guard, conducted an Open House to allow contractors and potential contractors an opportunity to exchange information for the purposes of Market Research and Networking. Almost fifty firms were in attendance to see how they could help us meet our mission goals. This is an opportunity to build relationships with contractors and allow them to learn how they can be a part of our success.
  • Congressman Bill Johnson Visits Pomeroy Section 14 Project

    ​Recently, Congressman Bill Johnson visited the Pomeroy Section 14 Streambank Stabilization project. He met with Pomeroy city leadership as well as the Huntington District team of Colonel Evers, Joe Savage, Captain Nolan Love, Zach Martindale and Mike Spoor to receive an update on the progress of the project and to visit the work site.
  • January

    Training for Field Supervisors and Rangers

    Every two years the USACE Huntington District conducts training for their field supervisors and rangers at the Mine Safety and Health Academy in Beaver, WV. This video gives you an inside look at how this training goes down.
  • December

    Bluestone Dam Final Anchor Ribbon Cutting

    A ceremony to celebrate the installation of the final anchors in the Bluestone Dam on the New River at Hinton, W.Va., took place Dec. 7, 2018. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its Phase 4 contractor are finalizing the installation of 278 high strength steel strand anchors in the spillway and non-overflow monoliths. Nearly 500 total anchors have been installed to date, which help increase the dam’s flood storage capacity. This represents a significant investment to an important piece of West Virginia infrastructure which helps reduce flood hazards to the entire New and Kanawha River valleys, all the way through Charleston and to the Point Pleasant and beyond on the Ohio River. To date, Bluestone Dam has helped reduced flood damages in excess of $5 billion
  • November

    Andrew Auxier Receives Award

    Andrew Auxier was presented with an Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for his outstanding performance as a Local Government Liaison for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in direct support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the 2017 hurricane season. He was deployed for more than 45 days in response to hurricanes Irma and Maria coordinating support for local governments. His professionalism and dedication to service reflects credit upon himself and the United States Army.
  • Business Opportunities Open House

    ​The Business Opportunities Open House (BOOH) was held on Tuesday, 27 November 2018, at the St. Mary's Conference Center. Over 200 firms registered to attend to meet and talk with PDT members, SME's from across our organization, and senior leaders, to learn WHAT we do and HOW they can help LRH meet mission goals.
  • MG Toy Visits Supplemental Project Sites

    MG Mark Toy visited supplemental projects in Martin and Paintsville, Ky. as well as Milton W.Va. to gain an appreciation of their status. MG Toy was able to meet with project team members, partners from the WVNG and visit businesses that will directly benefit from the projects once completed.
  • ​Stream Assessment

    Mud, bugs and rocks! How healthy is our water? The Pittsburgh District and the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently partnered to conduct a stream assessment in Belmont County, Ohio. Ty Bintrim, northern branch chief, explains some of the metrics that go into evaluating streams, and why it is important to pay attention.
  • October

    Halloween Spooktacular with Bobber

    This year’s Halloween Spooktacular with Bobber was held at the Burnsville Lake Riffle Run Campground. Participants enjoyed learning about water safety. Additionally, they made and took home a canvas painting of Bobberto remind them to be safe during Halloween. Bobber the water safety dog promoted checking your candy just like you check your life jacket!Campers and community members participated in a scavenger hunt in which kids got to learn about the Riffle Run Campground and our staff.
  • Science and Sutton Lake go hand in hand!

    ​We are excited about our partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and WV DNR on this mussel study! USFWS, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the WVDNR partnered together to test the feasibility of extensively culturing freshwater mussels in three U.S. Army Corps of Engineer reservoirs in WV. USFWS and the WVDNR placed three cages with ~30 Largemouth bass infested with Pocketbook glochidia (larval mussels) in Sutton reservoir on 6/7/2018.
  • The Huntington District Housing Team Responds to Hurricane Florence

    The LRH Emergency Management team are working closely with FEMA and Wilmington District to aid in hurricane relief efforts. FEMA, in coordination with USACE have overhauled the previously laborious and more expensive method of installing mobile homes for personnel that were left homeless. The new process involves purchasing existing stock (new) recreational homes (travel trailers) and installing them on site. These units are easier to procure and transport, faster to install and locate the storm victim closer to their former residence ultimately promoting a sense of community and security while allowing easier access to assist in repairs to their home.
  • FEMA Region 3 Geospatial Support

    The LRH Geospatial Team of Stephen Caldwell, David Chestnut, James Vassar, Danielle Endicott and Mack McCarty responded to a Mission Assignment for FEMA Region 3 in Danville, VA. While no major flooding developed during the assignment, the LRH team was able to utilize their state of the art equipment and technology utilized by the team in possible response scenarios. The demonstration included mobile LiDAR, terrestrial LiDAR,real time GNSS collection and UAV technology. The team plans to follow up with FEMA Region 3 to develop a complete suite of services to have the capability to respond in future requests.