Archive: October, 2018
  • October

    Halloween Spooktacular with Bobber

    This year’s Halloween Spooktacular with Bobber was held at the Burnsville Lake Riffle Run Campground. Participants enjoyed learning about water safety. Additionally, they made and took home a canvas painting of Bobberto remind them to be safe during Halloween. Bobber the water safety dog promoted checking your candy just like you check your life jacket!Campers and community members participated in a scavenger hunt in which kids got to learn about the Riffle Run Campground and our staff.
  • Science and Sutton Lake go hand in hand!

    ​We are excited about our partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and WV DNR on this mussel study! USFWS, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the WVDNR partnered together to test the feasibility of extensively culturing freshwater mussels in three U.S. Army Corps of Engineer reservoirs in WV. USFWS and the WVDNR placed three cages with ~30 Largemouth bass infested with Pocketbook glochidia (larval mussels) in Sutton reservoir on 6/7/2018.
  • The Huntington District Housing Team Responds to Hurricane Florence

    The LRH Emergency Management team are working closely with FEMA and Wilmington District to aid in hurricane relief efforts. FEMA, in coordination with USACE have overhauled the previously laborious and more expensive method of installing mobile homes for personnel that were left homeless. The new process involves purchasing existing stock (new) recreational homes (travel trailers) and installing them on site. These units are easier to procure and transport, faster to install and locate the storm victim closer to their former residence ultimately promoting a sense of community and security while allowing easier access to assist in repairs to their home.
  • FEMA Region 3 Geospatial Support

    The LRH Geospatial Team of Stephen Caldwell, David Chestnut, James Vassar, Danielle Endicott and Mack McCarty responded to a Mission Assignment for FEMA Region 3 in Danville, VA. While no major flooding developed during the assignment, the LRH team was able to utilize their state of the art equipment and technology utilized by the team in possible response scenarios. The demonstration included mobile LiDAR, terrestrial LiDAR,real time GNSS collection and UAV technology. The team plans to follow up with FEMA Region 3 to develop a complete suite of services to have the capability to respond in future requests.