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Norfolk District Public Affairs Office


Gathright Dam located in Alleghany County, Va., impounds the water flowing down the Jackson River to create the 2,500 acre Lake Moomaw. The dam has prevented numerous floods over its 30 plus year existence saving countless dollars and lives. (U.S. Army Photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
Gathright Dam located in Alleghany County, Va., impounds the water flowing down the Jackson River to create the 2,500 acre Lake Moomaw. The dam has prevented numerous floods over its 30 plus year existence saving countless dollars and lives. (U.S. Army Photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
Gathright Dam located in Alleghany County, Va., impounds the water flowing down the Jackson River to create the 2,500 acre Lake Moomaw. The dam has prevented numerous floods over its 30 plus year existence saving countless dollars and lives. (U.S. Army Photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
COVINGTON, Va. - Officials at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have canceled Wednesday's pulse release at Gathright Dam.

The Norfolk District has determined that due to current environmental conditions observed on the Lower Jackson River, the Pulse release from Gathright Dam scheduled on 27 June 2018 will not occur.

The remaining five 2018 pulse dates are scheduled for the following Wednesdays:

July 25
Aug. 15
Sept. 5
Sept. 26
Oct. 17

For more information on Gathright Dam, visit the project page at http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/About/Projects/GathrightMoomaw.aspx.

 

Gathright Dam pulse release