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Corps of Engineers plans pulse release at Gathright Dam to increase river's water flow


COVINGTON, Virginia — A pulse release will be conducted at Gathright Dam this week as part of an ongoing project to improve the Jackson River's water quality and habitat.

Pulse releases simulate the conditions of small flood events.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hydraulic engineer Owen Reece says data provided by the release will help document the river's water quality, along with environmental benefits of an alternate water control plan for the dam.

The release at the dam near Covington is scheduled to begin around 6 a.m. Wednesday and end at 1:30 p.m. The corps says the river's levels will increase from 3 to 4.5 feet.

Three more pulse releases are scheduled in September and October.

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