Work to Begin on Island Creek Flood Reduction Project

HNN Staff
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.... The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Notice
to Proceed Jan. 26, 2011, which means construction will begin soon on the
local flood reduction project at Island Creek in Logan, W.Va


A $5.8 million base contract was awarded to small business contractor
Heeter Construction, Inc., of Spencer, W.Va., to begin construction of the
local flood reduction project.


The project will widen Island Creek. When finished, the stream will
be opened up to a width of 80 feet for a distance of 3,600 feet upstream from
its confluence with the Guyandotte River.


The project will help reduce flooding in the Island Creek basin,
which has been hit with several major floods in the last few years.


Logan County Commission is the non-federal sponsor of the project
with the WV Conservation Agency and the Guyan District, providing 25% of the
total construction cost. The construction was authorized by the Water
Resources Development Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-662), Section 401
For more information contact Sherry Adams at 304-399-5844 or the Public
Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.


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