NORFOLK, Va. -- Operators at Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia will conduct the final pulse release of the year Wednesday.
The pulse, conducted by the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will begin at approximately 6 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. and will increase levels 3 to 4.5 feet in the Jackson River.
The agencies advise people who use the river to be aware of the river fluctuations caused by the pulses.
The pulse is the final of six that the Norfolk District scheduled from June through October. The second scheduled release on July 22 was canceled after storms created higher flows, which accomplished what the pulse was intended for.
Gathright Dam's pulse releases allow several agencies to document changes in water quality and environmental benefits that result from the surge of water.