Gathright Dam Releases
Updated:       SEP 23, 2018
20 SEPTEMBER 2018 The Pulse Release from Gathright Dam, originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018, has been cancelled based on the high flows in the Covington area resulting from the remnants of Florence. The last Pulse Release for 2018 is scheduled for October 17, 2018.
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.
2018 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.