Milestone for Dam Rehabilitation

By: Brianne Carter
By: Brianne Carter

Local and State officials are working to protect Valley residents from flooding from weak dams.

Tuesday, the Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors and the City of Waynesboro participated in a dam rehabilitation signing ceremony.

This implements plans to rehabilitate Robinson Hollow, Toms Branch and Inch Branch Dams.

The three dams currently don't meet Virginia safety and design criteria, so the groups are working to fix that.

“The tops of all of the dams will be raised, the spillways are going to be reinforced, and that is going to help protect them from erosion and also from breaching if the water goes over them," says State Conservationist, Denise Doetzer.

Augusta County Supervisor Wendell Coleman says this project is just another example of what can be accomplished when local, state and federal partners work together.


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