Gathright Dam Releases
Updated:       MAY 26, 2017
FLOOD RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT
26 MAY 2017
Today beginning at 8:30 AM the release from the Gathright Dam will be gradually increased from 900 cubic feet per second to 3,500 cubic feet per second over a four hour period.
This change in release rates will increase river stages at the dam about 2.25 feet and 1.7 feet in Covington over the next 6 to 10 hours.
Release information is also available at (540) 965 4117 daily after 8:30 a.m.
Releases from Gathright Dam are made for a variety of purposes. The flow values cited above are the expected releases and may be increased or decreased without prior notice, depending on changing climatic and hydrologic conditions.
Reference location for the flow and streamgage stage values is the USGS Streamgage (02011800) located 0.5 miles downstream of Gathright Dam.
2017 PULSE RELEASE SCHEDULE
Pulse releases are scheduled for the following Wednesdays:
These pulses, conducted by the Norfolk District 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.
The peak pulse release will be 3,500 cfs and will increase levels 3 to 4.5 feet in the Jackson River.
Pulse releases are usually confirmed about 1 week in advance. Check this website regularly for updates.