Archive: September, 2014
  • September

    Huntington District artifacts transferred to the Veterans Curation Program

    Thanks to the efforts of a team of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) archaeological experts, artifacts from nine West Virginia project sites have been transferred to the Veterans Curation Program (VCP) from storage at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville, W.Va.
  • Water Safety Awards

    Alum Creek Lake employees Melissa Longshore, SCA intern (left), and Nicholas Spalsbury, Water Safety Ranger, each received employee safety awards for their contributions to water and boating safety programs during the 2014 recreation season. Over 15,000 direct contacts have been made through education programs, fair and event exhibits, parades, and visitor assistance patrols. (Photo by Robert J. Wattenschaidt)
  • National Hunting & Fishing Day

    Approximately 13,000 hunting and fishing enthusiasts converged on the grounds of the Stonewall Resort State Park on Sept. 27 and 28, 2014, for the 18th annual National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebrations. The event was made possible by a partnership between Stonewall Jackson and Burnsville Lakes and is sponsored by the West Virginia Wildlife Federation and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
  • National Public Lands Day at Dewey

    Volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27, 2014, by taking part in a cleanup at Dewey Lake in Van Lear, Ky. More than a ton of litter filled 64 garbage bags as 21 volunteers gathered trash and debris from the lake’s shoreline and surface.
  • New Division Commander

    Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division during a ceremony in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Sept. 26, 2014. The USACE Deputy Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Richard L. Stevens presided over the ceremony while the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division’s Program Director David Dale oversaw the exchange of colors.
  • Wyoming County Water Festival

    The 2014 Wyoming County Water Festival was held at R.D. Bailey Lake Visitor Center in Justice, W.Va., as nearly 300 students from eight schools in the county attended on Sept. 25, 2014. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection coordinated the event, in collaboration with the National Park Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a wide variety of other federal, state, local and volunteer organizations.
  • Water Festival at Summersville Lake

    Safety was the focus of the fourth annual Summersville Water Festival held on Sept. 18, 2014. The festivals are for students in Nicholas and Fayette Counties and are coordinated by the Department of Environmental Protection.
  • A Change for Castle Comments

    The Huntington District newsletter Castle Comments has gone through some drastic changes over the years, but perhaps none more so that the one it faces after the issue you’re now holding. That’s because the regular print edition is being replaced by an electronic edition - with one exception. There will be a special year-in-review edition of the newsletter that will still be printed the traditional way and distributed to our mailing list.
  • Safety at Summersville

    The Kanawha Area Offi ce (KAO) Safety Meeting was held at Summersville Lake on Sept. 17, 2014. Burnsville Lake team members designed and assembled the demonstration stations.
  • Regulatory on the River

    As part of a three-day meeting to discuss issues and share innovative practices, Regulatory Project Managers from the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) gathered on Sept. 10, 2014, to take a cruise on the Kanawha River. But this wasn’t a pleasure cruise - it was a fl oating classroom.
  • Summersville Whitewater

    It’s a thundering sound that is rarely heard along the Gauley River these days. Since the hydropower plant went into operation in 2001 at Summersville Dam, most of the water flowing through the dam and into the river has quietly been pumped through the power plant - but to celebrate the beginning of the short whitewater season (and just for fun), the morning of Sept. 5, 2014, one of the giant Howell-Bunger valves was opened and a roaring jet of cold water greeted the rafters as they started their journey down the river.