Gathright Dam Pulse Release Wednesday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct a pulse release at Gathright Dam, near Covington, Va., on Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019, beginning at approximately 6 a.m. Water releases will gradually increase and peak at 3,500 cubic feet per second by 9 a.m. The maximum surge will last two hours, begin to gradually decrease at 11 a.m., and return to 250 cfs by 1:30 p.m. People should be aware of river fluctuations caused by the pulse.
The pulse is expected to raise the water level downstream in the Jackson River by up to five feet in some sections and up to three feet in the upper James River, but will remain several feet below flood stage.
In some areas, the rate of the river rise may exceed two feet per hour.