Archive for July, 2010

Beach at East Lynn Lake Reopens

Friday, July 9th, 2010

   Good news, especially for those having to put up with all the hot weather in Wayne County, W.Va.!

   The Wayne County Health Department has approved the reopening of the East Fork Beach at East Lynn Lake in East Lynn, W.Va. 

   The beach was closed for the past week because of a high bacteria count. Recent tests by the Health Department indicate the water is safe for swimmers.

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open the beach to the public today (July 9, 2010).

Building a Platform on the Face of the Bluestone Dam

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

A crane is lifted onto the platform on the face of the Bluestone Dam.

    Today’s edition of the Charleston Daily Mail contains a story about the construction of a work platform across the face of the Bluestone Dam in Hinton, W.Va.


   The platform will allow construction crews to work above the water in the Stilling Basin below the dam.

    The story was written by reporter Kris Wise Maramba. You can read it right here.

   Here’s an excerpt: 

   Crews have just finished building a massive multimillion-dollar platform on the Bluestone Dam that will allow them to work year-round on a project to stabilize the aging structure.

Brayman Construction, the contractor on the project, began in April creating an 800-foot-long platform along the entire spillway of the dam that will hold heavy machinery and workers.

The platform, completed at the end of June, will allow crews to continue working through bad weather and in the winter to drill holes and install the hundreds of anchors intended to strengthen the 60-year-old dam in Hinton.

Renovations on the dam have been ongoing for about a decade and are expected to continue through 2020.

Recreation Accessibility Day July 10 at Rocky Fork State Park

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

    Mark your calendars – here’s a fun event that’s free and open to the public.

   Recreation Accessibility Day (RAD) will be held Saturday, July 10 at the Rocky Fork State Park in Ohio. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Corps of Engineers and the Rocky Fork State Park, kicks off at 11:00 a.m.

            RAD is about making water recreation safely accessible to everyone, while providing special emphasis to individuals who may have mobility or accessibility concerns. Various workshops will be offered to help educate the public on safely enjoying outdoor water activities, like kayaking and canoeing.

            There will be water safety games, rescue demonstrations and mascots from participating agencies. Photo opportunities with the mascots will be available throughout the day.

            For additional information, please call Ranger Patricia Hixon at 937-365-1470 or the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5550.

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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

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Welcome to the Huntington District!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

   Welcome to this blog dedicated to the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers!

   The entries here will be provided by the members of the Public Affairs office, and we’ll do our best to keep you up to date on the latest news from the District. We’ll have historic information, we’ll tell you about the work being done in the District (which covers parts of West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina), and we’ll direct you to information available elsewhere on the Internet.

   We’ll be updating this page regularly, so we hope you’ll add this link to your “Favorites” list and visit often.

   If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment here or send an email to We look forward to hearing from you!