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Fourth Gathright Dam pulse release scheduled for tomorrow

Published Sept. 9, 2014
COVINGTON, Va. -- Gathright Dam's intake tower casts a shadow over Lake Moomaw. The earthen and rolled rock-fill dam, pictured in the upper right-hand corner of the photo, impounds the flow of the Jackson River and creates Lake Moomaw, serving both flood control and recreational purposes. (U.S. Army photo/Kerry Solan)

COVINGTON, Va. -- Gathright Dam's intake tower casts a shadow over Lake Moomaw. The earthen and rolled rock-fill dam, pictured in the upper right-hand corner of the photo, impounds the flow of the Jackson River and creates Lake Moomaw, serving both flood control and recreational purposes. (U.S. Army photo/Kerry Solan)

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a pulse release beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow at Gathright Dam.

The release, the fourth of six scheduled pulses, will increase levels 3 to 4.5 feet in the Jackson River and will end at 1:30 p.m.

Officials advise people who use the river to be aware of river fluctuations caused by the pulses.

The remaining pulse release dates are scheduled for the following Wednesdays:

Sept. 24

Oct. 15

All dates are subject to change based on weather conditions and rainfall.

A recording of daily Gathright Dam information – release rates, water temperature and more – is available at 540-965-4117.

More information on the pulse releases is at http://1.usa.gov/TSW0T8