Work on West Fork River Dam Removal Project to Start Monday
18 March 2016
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The removal of the first of three
Clarksburg Water Board dams on the West Fork River is set to start
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coordinator Callie McMunigal tells
The Exponent Telegram that a contractor will start moving
in heavy equipment Monday at the West Milford Dam.
She says the dam's removal should take about three weeks, at which
time workers will then proceed to remove the Two-Lick Dam,
followed by the Highland Dam.
The water board voted 2-1 last March to work with the Fish and
Wildlife Service and other partners to remove the structures.
The board wants to rid itself of liability and maintenance costs
associated with the dams, while Fish and Wildlife wants to restore
the West Fork to its natural state and improve fish habitat.