Tag: Bluestone DSA
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May

    Andrew Branard Recognition

    Andrew Branard was recognized for exceptional efforts on concurrently conducting Numeric, RAS and Physical Modeling to help the Bluestone DSA PDT navigate complicated design issues while staying on schedule as well as supporting critical understandings of operational risk to be incorporated into the instructions to the dam tender during construction of Phase 5.