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Residents encouraged to report flood-releated stream blockages - 10/7/16
posted by: Bill Wolfe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 11, 2016

Contact: Billy Wolfe | 304.957.1409 | bwolfe@wvca.us


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Conservation Agency (WVCA) reminds state residents they have until Aug. 22 to report stream blockages caused by June’s severe flooding.

 

Under its Emergency Watershed Protection Program, the WVCA assesses and removes stream blockages and works with its partners to restore streambanks compromised by floodwaters.  

 

To date, WVCA has spent more than $737,000 clearing streams of flood debris, which can include trees, homes and sediment. Contractors removed 880 loads of debris from along Jordan Creek in Kanawha County alone.

 

Contracts for Holden-based Prime Contracting in the Elk Conservation District (ECD) and for Lewisburg-based LD Hanna and Son in the Greenbrier Valley Conservation District (GVCD) have been extended through Aug. 22. ECD encompasses Clay, Nicholas and Webster counties. GVCD encompasses Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas counties.

Contracts in Kanawha County are being handled by the Kanawha County Commission. The WVCA is providing technical support and oversight.

West Virginians needing assistance or wishing to help those affected by flooding are encouraged to visit www.wvflood.com, West Virginia’s official source of information on flood recovery and volunteer efforts.

To report a blockage, call 1-866-UC-FLOOD (823-5663).



Attachments: 12856_For Immediate Release8-11-16.pdf

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