Work to Begin on Island Creek Flood Reduction Project

   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Notice to Proceed Jan. 26, 2011, which means construction will begin soon on the local flood reduction project at Island Creek in Logan, W.Va.

   A $5.8 million base contract was awarded to small business contractor Heeter Construction, Inc., of Spencer, W.Va., to begin construction of the local flood reduction project.

   The project will widen Island Creek. When finished, the stream will be opened up to a width of 80 feet for a distance of 3,600 feet upstream from its confluence with the Guyandotte River.

   The project will help reduce flooding in the Island Creek basin, which has been hit with several major floods in the last few years.

   Logan County Commission is the non-federal sponsor of the project with the WV Conservation Agency and the Guyan District, providing 25% of the total construction cost. The construction was authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-662), Section 401.

   For more information contact Sherry Adams at 304-399-5844 or the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.

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