NORFOLK, Va. -- Operators at Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia will conduct a pulse release tomorrow.
The pulse, conducted by the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, 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.
Officials from the agencies advise people who use the river to be aware of the river fluctuations caused by the pulse.
The pulse release is the final of five that the Norfolk District scheduled from July through October 2016.
The releases allow Norfolk District hydrologist to gather a full season of monitoring data. The data will help to document the water quality in the Jackson River and the environmental benefits of an alternate water control plan for the dam.