Upper Mon locks at Hildebrand and Opekiska are now open only from 12:30PM to 8:20PM Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, during the recreational boating season. The Morgantown lock, open 7AM-3PM weekdays, switches to the hours for Hildebrand and Opekiska on weekends and holidays.
We appreciate that the Pittsburgh District of the US Army Corps of Engineers has made this concession for recreational boating, given the Corps massive budget problems. However, this schedule just kills recreational boating on the Upper Mon in WV!
We propose an Interim Solution for Upper Mon recreational boating lock hours. We would like to see this solution in effect until such time as our three locks are restored to 24/7 operations, either through implementation of your initiative for remote operation of our three locks from the Point Marion lock, or, by funding sufficient to staff our locks with lock operators.
We would like to have our three locks open from 6AM to 10PM on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, during the 1 May - 31 October recreational boating season.
UMRA Letter to Congressman Mollohan
City of Morgantown Resolution
Radison Hotel Resolution
Region 6 Resolution
Marion County Commission
Letter to Mollohan
Monongalia County Development Authority Resolution
Mon River Recreation Committee Resolution
Greater Morgantown Community Trust
Letter to Mollohan
Mon River Trails Conservancy Letter
Platinum Properties Letter to Mollohan
Mollohan's response to Platinum Properties
I-79 Development Council Letter
Friends of Deckers Creek Letter
We ask you to personally FAX your support, and organizations to which you belong to adopt the Interim Solution Resolution and Notify Congressman Mollohan via FAX at 202-225-7564 (Washington Office) and 304-292-3027 - (Morgantown Office)
Please fax and snail-mail Strimbeck (address at bottom of this page) a hard copy of your resolution and cover letter for posting on UMRA website.
Donald C. Strimbeck, Secretary
Upper Monongahela River Association Incorporated
P.O. Box 519
Granville, WV 26534-0519