Archive: May, 2017
  • May

    BG Toy visits R3F Heavy Fleet

    Recently BG Toy, Commanding General, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, visited the Heavy Fleet of the Regional Rivers Repair Fleet (R3F) at Meldahl Locks and Dam. The Heavy Fleet is currently replacing Miter Gates and BG Toy was able to get a firsthand look at the work and spend some time with the crews of the fleet and the locks and dam.
  • RD Bailey Maintenance Crew Saves the Day

    Two Pre-K classes from Berlin McKinney Elementary School had a visit planned to RDB which included a Water Safety Program and a tour of the Dam and Intake Structure. This event has been conducted annually for the past 10 years.
  • Bluestone Dam Tours

    So far more than 550 visitors have toured the Bluestone Dam, including local students. In the photo, Dean Bonifacio ā€ˇshares some information with young visitors about the history of the dam and how it protects those living downstream.
  • 2017 West Virginia Strawberry Festival Grand Feature Parade

    On Saturday May 20, 2017 Bobber the Water Safety Dog attended the 2017 West Virginia Strawberry Festival Grand Feature Parade in Buckhannon, West Virginia.
  • USACE Deputy Commanding General visits Bluestone Dam

    MG Jackson, USACE Deputy Commanding General for Civil Works and Emergency Operations, visited Bluestone Dam to learn more about its operations and the ongoing Dam Safety Assurance (DSA) Mega Project.
  • Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Number 83

    The Inland Waterways Users Board (IWUB) Meeting No. 83 occurred in the Huntington District area of operations. This meeting included a field tour on 16 May 2017 of Greenup and Winfield Locks and Dam on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. The IWUB is an industry Federal advisory committee established by Section 302 of Public Law 99-662. The eleven member Board represents all geographic areas on the fuel-taxed inland waterways system of the United States.
  • Russell County School Children Visit Greenup

    Nearly 300 children from Russell County Schools participated in a day long outdoor activity day at Greenup sponsored by the Greenup County Soil and Conservation District. Ranger Mark Benson represented the Huntington District by teaching the children about the functions of the locks and dams and their importance to the region.
  • Flannagan Hidden Gem: Day for fishing, tours of dam

    Perched on the balcony of an intake tower that's 10 stories high, visitors Saturday got an uncommon view of a place one tour guide called a hidden gem. "People in Dickenson County don't really realize what we've got here," said Jackie Mullins, who volunteers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which owns and manages the flood control facility. He remembers when it first opened back in 1964.
  • Huntington District, Logistics Management Office presented with the USACE Logistics Activity, Excellence in Logistics-Level II award

    During the USACE Logistics Workshop held in Millington TN, the Huntington District, Logistics Management Office (LMO) was one of three logistics offices across USACE to be presented with the USACE Logistics Activity, Excellence in Logistics-Level II Award.
  • Bees wear their lifejackets too!

    Bees wear their lifejackets too! This swarm was located at the New Galena Boat Ramp at Alum Creek Lake. The bees swarm together to protect the queen bee and keep her warm as they build a nest for the season. If you locate a swarm in your area that poses a safety concern you can call your county extension or local bee keeping society to have it safely removed. Do not kill the bees as they are a great pollinator and an important part of our local agriculture