Gathright Dam Releases
Updated:       JUN 22, 2021
PULSE RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT
NORFOLK – The scheduled Pulse Release for Wednesday 23 June 2021 has been canceled.
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.
2021 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.