NORFOLK, Va. -- At 6 a.m. today, operators at Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia began conducting a pulse release.
The pulse, conducted by the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will gradually increase and peak at 3,500 cubic feet per second by 9 a.m. and will increase levels 3 to 4.5 feet in the Jackson River.
The maximum surge will last two hours, begin to gradually decrease at 11 a.m., and return to 240 cfs by 1:30 p.m.
The agencies advise people who use the river to be aware of the river fluctuations caused by the pulses.
The remaining 2015 pulse is scheduled for Oct. 14.