Archive: August, 2017
  • August

    Regulatory Determining Wetlands

    Katie Taylor from the District Office and Jeremy Kinney of the Dover Field Office of the Regulatory Division preforming a wetland delineation verification in northeastern Ohio. Wetlands are areas that are covered by water or have waterlogged soils for long periods during the growing season.
  • Recreation Program Statistics

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation’s leading federal providers of outdoor recreation with more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. Our recreation program provides quality outdoor public recreation experiences to serve the needs of present and future generations and contributes to the quality of American life, while managing and conserving natural resources consistent with ecosystem management principles.
  • Working meeting with the Bureau of Land Management

    Colonel Secrist brought representatives from multiple Divisions within the District together to assist with developing a Lease By Application (LBA) Compliance Plan Timeline for a proposed mineral lease currently being evaluated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at Dewey Dam.
  • Dillon Lake works with Nationwide Children's Hospital

    Dillon Lake has worked with Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) for over 7 years. Each year, including 2017, we set up a water safety booth for the kids and adults that venture through the lobby of the hospital.
  • Summersville Lake Project Junior Ranger Program "Snakes of West Virginia"

    Summersville Lake Project wrapped up its 2017 Summer Junior Ranger Program with Roy Moose’s popular interpretive program, “Snakes of West Virginia". A retired school teacher, Mr. Moose, volunteers for the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center by delivering free live snake education programs in rural and urban communities throughout the eastern United States
  • Meldahl Locks and Dam Gate Lift

    Work continues on the main lock chamber at Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam on the Ohio River. Crews with The Fleet lifted the first of two upper miter gates into the main lock chamber on Aug. 3, 2017. Each gate weighs approximately 250 tons. The work on the lock will be completed by October 2017.
  • U.S. Representative Hal Rogers and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Announce Grants

    U.S. Representative Hal Rogers and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet announced grants this week in Prestonsburg, Ky., including a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers $1 million grant to help construct a new Big Sandy Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant and provide sanitary sewer service to 3,000 families and 300 businesses along the U.S. 23 corridor between Prestonsburg and Pikeville. Taking part in the announcement were (from left to right) Director Bob Scott with the DNR Division of Abandoned Mine Lands, Congressman Hal Rogers, District Commander Col. Philip Secrist, Floyd County Judge Executive Ben Hale , and Secretary Charles Snavely with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.
  • MU President Dr. Jerome Gilbert tours Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam

    MU President Dr. Jerome Gilbert tours Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam.
  • Camping with the Stars

    On July 29th Burnsville Lake's Camping with the Stars event brought over 254 people to the Bulltown Campground.
  • New Employee Orientation

    The Huntington District held its first New Employees Orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, and will conduct it quarterly moving forward. The orientation included a USACE and District overview from Col. Philip Secrist as well as site visits to Beech Fork Lake and to Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam. The group included 18 new employees from the field and district office and new Deputy District Commander, Lt. Col. William Miller.