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  • November

    MG Whittle's Visit

    Major General Robert Whittle, Commanding General, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division visited the Huntington District to gain a greater appreciation of the district's mission.
  • October

    STEM Outreach

    Sarah Bailey, a science teacher at Buffalo Middle School in Wayne County, WV, received a STEM grant through the state of West Virginia this past year. The grant consisted of a project wind turbine project to help her students understand engineering design and construction. To assist and mentor her students she reached out to the USACE Huntington District for volunteers. Multiple engineers from various disciplines answered the call and have been mentoring via email exchange with groups of kids that were put into Science Inquiry Teams (SITs). The teams have sent their design summary for review and engineering staff preformed a review and responded with constructive comments.
  • Sutton Lake Biological Surveys

    Huntington District's Water Quality Team, EC-GW-W cooperated with the WV DNR, WV DEP, and the USFWS downstream of Sutton Lake on the Elk River to maximize opportunities related to the shutdown of the outflow for the scheduled PI. Flow was shut down at the dam in order to allow inspections of the tunnels and outlet structure by USACE personnel. Staff from the separate state and federal resource agencies worked together to conduct both fish surveys and mussel assessments downstream of the dam. The combination of the shutdown and the surveys drew a crowd and allowed a great opportunity for outreach to our stakeholders.
  • Cultivating Mussels

    Through a partnership between U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, mussels were cultivated in Burnsville Lake and Sutton Lake within West Virginia. In May, multiple cages were placed with fish infested with larval mussels within the lake.
  • Summersville Volunteers Recognized for 2016 Flood Recovery Efforts

    In late June 2016, Summersville Lake reached its 2nd highest pool of record in history. The drainage basin received nearly 5-7 inches of rain in less than a 12 hour period. The entire project was evacuated, including a corps managed campground, a concessionaire campground, marina, day use areas in only about 6 hours as the lake elevation climbed 42 feet in the next 48 hours.
  • Joint Inland Waterways Association Meeting

    Huntington District Operations team members participated in the Joint Inland Waterways Association meeting located in Marietta, Ohio. This meeting combines navigation industry representatives from the Huntington Waterways Association and the Pittsburgh Waterways Association.
  • September

    ​Huntington District Assists with the Rio La Plata River Channelling Project

    As part of the work of the Rio La Plata River channelling project, staff of the United States Corps of Engineers (Huntington District, West Virginia) visited the river area in toa baja pueblo to perform measurements and sampling.
  • A September to Remember at Burnsville Lake

    We would like to thank everyone that came out and supported our “September to Remember" Event. There were over 400 visitors to Burnsville Lake.
  • Huntington District Provides Post Hurricane Dorian UAS Support

    For the past few days an Unmanned Aerial Systems crew from Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been assisting Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with gathering imagery from Virginia Beach, Virginia's Sandbridge beach to see how much sand was lost as a result of Hurricane Dorian.
  • Martin County, KY Section 531 Funding Announcement

    Lieutenant Colonel Miller joined Congressman Hal Rogers and Governor Matt Bevin in Inez, Ky. to announce the Martin County Water District Water System Improvements project with $1,869,718 in Federal funding in 2019 as part of the Southern & Eastern Kentucky Environmental Infrastructure Program, authorized by Section 531 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996.
  • August

    Congressional Visit to Willow Island

    Congressman Bill Johnson visited Willow Island Locks and Dam in order to get updated on the maintenance being performed by the Regional Rivers Repair Fleet (R3F). He was very appreciative of the invitation and has a better understanding of the importance of our infrastructure and its support to the regional and national economy.
  • Hurricane Dorian Support Mission

    In anticipation of conducting disaster relief support in the event of Hurricane Dorian striking Puerto Rico, the Huntington District deployed an advance party consisting of the district commander, Colonel Jason Evers and emergency management specialists Randy Campbell and Jason Ritter in order to prepare for potential relief support operations in the wake of a devastating hit by Dorian.
  • USACE Cost Engineer of the Year Award

    Dustin Sawyers serves as lead cost engineer, cost advisor, and mentor on many mega-projects critical to the Nation. He performs his duties in a creative and dedicated manner and promotes high standards of excellence in cost engineering.
  • Zoar Levee Public Meeting

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met with the public at the Zoar Levee in Zoar, Ohio, on Aug. 21, 2019. The Corps is conducting archaeological investigations in the area of the levee in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • 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.