Archive: February, 2014
  • February

    Bridging the Gap at East Lynn

    Thanks to composite materials and a bridge rehabilitation project, a badly rusted span providing access to an East Lynn Lake campground has been saved from possible demolition. The span will open to traffic in May and should serve campers for decades to come.
  • Spring Cleaning at Sutton

    It’s the same story we all face every spring – you have to clean up the mess winter leaves behind. The story is the same at the dams operated by the Corps of Engineers. Winter floods wash down quite a bit of drift and debris, which ends up directly behind the dam structure. Some of the drift is man-made trash, but mostly it’s made up of tree limbs and other vegetation.
  • Powered by the Sun

    Photovoltaics technologies have been deployed to eight Huntington District lakes largely due to the efforts of Denis Chabot of the Readiness Branch of Operations. Photovoltaics is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors. Such power generation employs solar panels composed of a number of solar cells containing a photovoltaic material.
  • A Gathering of Eagles

    Three members of the Huntington District traveled to Illinois along the Mississippi River to take part in a Value Engineering Study on the Marseilles Dam - and ran into surprising weather and an unexpected sight.
  • Clean Sweep at Dewey Lake

    A group of 275 volunteers gathered at Dewey Lake in Kentucky on March 15, 2014, to take part in the annual “Operation Clean Sweep” event.