- REALTORS: Pending Home Sales Slow in October but Remain Higher Than a Year Ago
- Penguins Come Out for Turkey Holiday; Hunger Likely Boxoffice Winner
- MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Nov. 26, 2014
- MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Nov. 24, 2014
- Detroit Heroin Dealer Pleads Guilty to Huntington Charges
- Services Held for Late WSAZ News Icon
- Thanksgiving Weekend Live Theatre Offerings
- MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Nov. 21, 2014
- Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Brings His 2014 Murphy and Motown Christmas Tour to Huntington WV
- Huntington High to Host Holiday Bazaar November 30
Corps Announces Award of Bluestone Dam Safety Assurance Contract
This work involves installing 115 high capacity multi-strand rock anchors. The majority of the anchors will be 61 strands and up to 270 feet in length. The award of the remaining options for additional 163 anchors will be made over the next two to three years subject to funding. The total number of anchors for the base contract and all options is 278.
The purpose of the ongoing construction is to increase the capability of the dam to retain higher levels of water as part of the Dam Safety Assurance Program.
"Public safety is our number one priority," said Col. Steven McGugan, District Commander. "The primary objective of our Dam Safety Assurance efforts is to maintain public safety by making sure the dams we own and operate are safe and risks to the public are minimized."
Bluestone Dam was placed into service in 1948. In 1999 the Corps first unveiled plans for the Dam Safety Assurance project. To date, Bluestone has prevented nearly $5 billion in flood damages to those living along the New and Kanawha Rivers.
For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353 .