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  • July

    Bluestone Dam Edges Closer to Completion

    The makeover at Bluestone Dam has been a slow process – but the final part of the process is now underway. Located on the scenic New River in southern West Virginia, the dam is a massive concrete structure built in the 1940s to reduce flooding across the state. It’s enjoyed a long history of success, preventing more than $6 billion in flood damages during its lifetime - but the ability of the dam to withstand a major storm was called into question in the late 1990s.
  • Dam Safety in Laos

    Ed Stowasser, Hydraulic Engineer, Huntington District, Dam Safety Production Center recently returned from a trip to Laos in support of United States Indo-Pacific Command, the US Department of State, the US Embassy in Vientiane, and the Lao PDR Ministry of Energy and Mines. He served on a team of subject matter experts to provide technical review and advice to the Government of Laos’ Dam Safety International Advisory team. This effort was part of the Government of Laos’ national dam safety initiative to help the Government of Laos conduct a safety review of foreign owned and operated hydropower facilities throughout the country.
  • Bluestone Celebrations

    On July 9, 2019 the Bluestone Dam Safety Assurance Team were joined by U.S. Congresswoman Carol Miller from the 3rd District of West Virginia and representatives from Senator Manchin and Senator Capito, as well Hinton City Mayor Joe Blankenship, the WV Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel, and Tim Tailor from Brayman Construction to help celebrate major accomplishments since the receipt of full funding in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
  • Fleming House Volunteer

    This summer and last summer Tina Kurtz has volunteered at the Fleming House of the Bulltown Historic Area. Tina lives in Montana but has family here in West Virginia. During her visit last summer she found a calling to volunteer at the Fleming House. She met Interpretive Ranger Lisa Hess and they have since developed a unique attraction for visitors to the Bulltown Campground and Burnsville Lake area.
  • Burnsville Lake Freedom Festival

    On July 5th and 6th, the Burnsville community came together with the common goal to celebrate Independence Day and provide free entertainment to the local community, as well as the campers and boaters at Burnsville Lake.
  • Cadiz Partnership Agreement Signing

    Captain Andrew Williams represented the Huntington District at the Partnership Agreement signing for waste water system improvements for the Village of Cadiz, Ohio.