• May

    Dam Safety Awareness Day 2023

    On May 31st, we join together to commemorate National Dam Safety Awareness Day. On this day, we remember the lessons learned from past dam failures, push for strong dam safety programs, encourage investment in America's critical infrastructure and rededicate ourselves to the effective public-private partnerships that work to keep America's dams safe, operational and resilient.
  • Will's Creek Earth Day Event

    The Will's Creek Earth Day event on May 11th was a huge success due to the collective help from the dam staff, volunteers, FFA students, presenters, and sponsors!
  • May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

    May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
  • April

    Who Works the Rivers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District participated in RiverWorks Discovery’s “Who Works the River” event in Point Pleasant on April 21st. 
  • Fish Habitat/ Attractors

    Rangers and Maintenance Staff at John W. Flannagan, (JWF), teamed up with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources to build several fish habitat/ attractors. We were able to place these structures in different parts of the lake, two areas that would be suitable for winter pool and two areas that are suitable for summer pool.
  • Winfield Locks and Dam Tour

    Instructors Shawn Crow and Ethan Backus from Braxton County High School were able to bring their engineering class to Winfield Locks & Dam on March 30th to spend time looking at various applications of structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering techniques at the project.
  • February

    Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon visits Huntington District

    Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, made a visit to the Huntington District February 15, 2023 to discuss and see the progress being made on multiple projects.
  • Pollinator Habitat

    Our rangers in the Muskingum Area are hard at work restoring pollinator habitat to bring more bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to our public lands. Winter is a great time to seed native wildflowers and grasses so they are ready to grow as soon as spring arrives.
  • September

    Huntington District Leadership Development Program Level II Graduation

    The Huntington District celebrated the graduation of this year’s Leadership Development Program, Level II. The ceremony marked the completion of a year’s work that serves to develop future leaders in the district. This year’s class also included a member from one of our partners, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.
  • August

    Heroes of the Month

    Locally heavy rainfalls totaling over 6 inches fell in the lower Big Sandy Area at locations in southeast Kentucky and Western Virginia July 26-28.  Just two weeks early Buchanan County, VA had received over 7 inches of rain in three hours resulting in significant flooding at Fishtrap Lake. This current rainfall event resulted in additional heavy flash flooding throughout the region, include flooding Corps of Engineers Campgrounds at Dewey and Fishtrap Lakes in Kentucky and John W. Flannagan Dam and Reservoir in Virginia.  The USFS Campground at North Fork of Pound River Lake also flooded.
  • BG Peeples Visit Portsmouth Local Protection Project

    BG Kimberly Peeples, Commanding General, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division visits the Portsmouth, Ohio Local Protection Project on her first stop of her visit to the Huntington District. This gave her the opportunity to see firsthand, the importance of this project and the fruits of the success of the levee safety program.
  • July

    Hero of the Month

    Jonathan “Jay” Aya-ay is LRH’s Chief of Planning Branch in Planning, Programs, and Project Management Division. He is currently acting as Chicago District’s Deputy District Engineer for Project Management. While traveling back to his hotel from dinner one night while in Chicago for the Corps-wide Planning Chiefs meeting, he encountered an intoxicated man lying on an escalator to the subway.
  • East Lynn Recovery Team Recognized

    Colonel Putnam awarded the Commanders Award to the East Lynn Recovery Team for their exemplary contributions during the recent flooding event and campground slip during May of 2022.
  • June

    Hero of the month

    William “Cote” Womack is a Natural Resource Specialist Ranger here at Summersville Lake and was selected to be the June hero of the Month for the US Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District!
  • May

    Sutton Lake Chestnut Orchard

    The Sutton Lake Project partnered with the American Chestnut Foundation and GSC to plant American Chestnut trees. Thirty-six seedings were planted at our new Chestnut orchard.
  • Small Business Conference

    The 9th annual Small Business Conference hosted by the Huntington Post SAME and USACE Huntington took place at the Mountain Health Arena on May 4, 2022.
  • Flannagan Lake Cleanup

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at John W. Flannagan Lake is committed to keeping the lake clean and safe year round. Our maintenance staff tirelessly tackled the major task of removing debris from the lake while the water levels continue to rise and fall.
  • Grayson Lake Nature Hike

    Park Ranger’s, Justine Smith and Alice Hall, hosted an interpretive nature hike with 140 Kindergartener’s from Russell Independent Schools. Children learned the importance of environmental stewardship through ‘Leave No Trace for Every Kid’ Principles.
  • Burnsville Lake Cleanup

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Burnsville Lake is committed to keeping the lake clean and safe. This winter, Maintenance Mechanic Jason Meadows, along with employees of the maintenance contractor, Misfit Landscaping, tackled the major task of removing debris from the lake while the water level was at winter pool. The Burnsville Lake crew removes drift every year, but this cleanup was extremely needed.
  • April

    Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water.