-- Operators at Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia, are scheduled to conduct a pulse release of water from Lake Moomaw Wednesday, August
The pulse, conducted by the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - marks the second time a release of this nature will be performed this year - and will begin at approximately 6 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m.
At the peak of the pulse, the dam will release 3,500 cubic feet per second and will increase Jackson River water levels 3 to 4.5 feet.
The agencies advise people who use the river to be aware of the river fluctuations caused by the pulses.
Remaining pulse dates are scheduled for the following Wednesdays: