Gathright Dam Releases
Updated:       MAY 27, 2020
27 MAY 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020, beginning at 08:00 AM the release from the Gathright Dam will be halted to allow for inspection of the Outlet Works.
The inspection is expected to take up to 2 hours to complete. Upon completion, releases will be increased to 600 cubic feet per second (9.8).
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.
2020 PULSE RELEASE SCHEDULE
Pulse releases are scheduled for the following Wednesdays:
These pulses, conducted by the Norfolk District in coordination 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 evaluated about 1 week in advance. Check this website regularly for updates.