Bluestone Dam badly in need of repairs, Corps says

There are 14 comments on the Jan 20, 2009, Charleston Gazette story titled Bluestone Dam badly in need of repairs, Corps says. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Bluestone Dam near Hinton needs a lot of work, the U.S. Corps of Engineers says.

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Damn

AOL

#1 Jan 21, 2009
If it's going to take that long, why don't they just build a new dam?

They could use the old dam as a coffer and build the new one immediately in front of it. It could be finished a lot sooner than 2020.

Guess politics are involved.

Ask yourself this, "If the dam is in such bad condition, how can it be used to generate electrical power?"

It plainly states in the article,'Until repairs are mad (2020), the dam cannot hold as much water as it is designed to hold.'

Area residents are being taken for a ride with this hydro-power proposal. You had better wake up.
Damn

AOL

#2 Jan 21, 2009
I'm sorry, I forgot, you can't build a new dam; it will hurt the helgramites and the torquoise squirrel fish.
Phox Neus

Conroe, TX

#3 Jan 21, 2009
awww for eight years cleo has rode this horse hard. Wake up
Russell Redden

Goshen, KY

#4 Mar 12, 2009
That is right it will hurt the helgramites and every other aquatic insect, it was devastating to the river when it was constructed. It took at least 50 years for every thing to get back on track. still yet the river is almost at the point of condemption from all the polution from the southern part of the river and the greenbrier.
Cleo and lies

Beckley, WV

#5 Mar 13, 2009
Phox Neus wrote:
awww for eight years cleo has rode this horse hard. Wake up
She is still telling the untruths and telling citizens what they want to hear. People wake UP to what she is doing to our COMMUNITY,.. SHE WANTS TO PUT SEWER LINES EVERY PLACE BUT UP POSSUM HOLLOR. These places are in the CITY. BROOKS IS NOT. DOES SHE HAVE A POLITICAL FRIEND WHO OWNS PROPERTY IN BROOKS? Think about this and you will come up with an answer.
bastard

Huntington, WV

#6 Mar 13, 2009
Cleo and lies wrote:
<quoted text>She is still telling the untruths and telling citizens what they want to hear. People wake UP to what she is doing to our COMMUNITY,.. SHE WANTS TO PUT SEWER LINES EVERY PLACE BUT UP POSSUM HOLLOR. These places are in the CITY. BROOKS IS NOT. DOES SHE HAVE A POLITICAL FRIEND WHO OWNS PROPERTY IN BROOKS? Think about this and you will come up with an answer.
You're a PSYCHO! The sewar lines is part of a Tri-County committe! She is not Solely in charge of it! You need to know what your talking about before you start running your big dumbass mouth!!!! GET A LIFE!!!!
HER CRONIE

Beckley, WV

#7 Mar 13, 2009
bastard wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a PSYCHO! The sewar lines is part of a Tri-County committe! She is not Solely in charge of it! You need to know what your talking about before you start running your big dumbass mouth!!!! GET A LIFE!!!!
your not fooling anyone but yourself. The City is the one pussing for the sewer at Brooks and not doing anything for tax paying Hinton Citizens. TRI COUNTY!!!!!! You don't know what TRI means.

Since: Mar 09

Beckley, WV

#8 Mar 17, 2009
Russell Redden wrote:
That is right it will hurt the helgramites and every other aquatic insect, it was devastating to the river when it was constructed. It took at least 50 years for every thing to get back on track. still yet the river is almost at the point of condemption from all the polution from the southern part of the river and the greenbrier.
The river isn't as polluted as you think. If it were so polluted we would not be able to get helgramites/mayfly nymphs/etc... from it anyway, due to their tolerances to pollution. The New River and Greenbrier are both clean rivers, we have to try and keep them that way. Just because some people mistake floating algae as poop doesn't mean the river is a ceaspool of filth! Even so, the river filters itself; Fish go poop also...

The dam has impacted the river since it was built as with any other dam. Why are you guys concerned with just helgramites? We have 2 types of fish (Bluestone Sculpin and New River Shiner) that can ONLY be found here in the New River (No other place in the world), and 3 others (Appalachia Darter, Roanoke Darter, and Kanawha Minnow ) that are found only in this region. Building a new dam isn't going to impact the area that much, the damage has been done a long time ago.

The biggest concerns should be for the things that insure that our rivers stay clean, such as mussels, snails, aquatic plants, etc... Not just what fisherman use as bait... We supposedly had an outbreak of a certain algae, which would be much worse to our river.

Invasive species of fish, plants, mussels, etc... are also a threat to the river. You should never put fish in the river, take them back to the pet store, bait store, or flush them. Fortunately, most invasive fish can't survive in our rivers.

Since: Mar 09

Beckley, WV

#9 Mar 17, 2009
I also forgot to mention the Candy Darter (a very beautiful fish). It's also found only in the New River & Greenbrier :D
power

Beckley, WV

#10 Mar 21, 2009
electric power will never be on this old dam.
woody

Lubbock, TX

#11 Apr 21, 2009
anyone know when the next meeting is
yeah

United States

#12 Apr 21, 2009
want to know about next meeting also.
Greg Radford

United States

#13 Jun 26, 2009
I don't know whats going on. I live in n.y. but was born in wva and all my family lives there. I love to fish below the dam for catfish but have noticed in recent years fishing has gone down. I would hate to see this dam and area gone or totally misused. Could someone enlighten me as to what is going on and what is proposed. Thank you for your time.
impressed

Beckley, WV

#14 Jun 26, 2009
factnfiction101 wrote:
<quoted text>
The river isn't as polluted as you think. If it were so polluted we would not be able to get helgramites/mayfly nymphs/etc... from it anyway, due to their tolerances to pollution. The New River and Greenbrier are both clean rivers, we have to try and keep them that way. Just because some people mistake floating algae as poop doesn't mean the river is a ceaspool of filth! Even so, the river filters itself; Fish go poop also...
The dam has impacted the river since it was built as with any other dam. Why are you guys concerned with just helgramites? We have 2 types of fish (Bluestone Sculpin and New River Shiner) that can ONLY be found here in the New River (No other place in the world), and 3 others (Appalachia Darter, Roanoke Darter, and Kanawha Minnow ) that are found only in this region. Building a new dam isn't going to impact the area that much, the damage has been done a long time ago.
The biggest concerns should be for the things that insure that our rivers stay clean, such as mussels, snails, aquatic plants, etc... Not just what fisherman use as bait... We supposedly had an outbreak of a certain algae, which would be much worse to our river.
Invasive species of fish, plants, mussels, etc... are also a threat to the river. You should never put fish in the river, take them back to the pet store, bait store, or flush them. Fortunately, most invasive fish can't survive in our rivers.
Wow, you know a lot about our local rivers. I would ask how you came to know all this info but I realize that could reveal your identity, something no one should do on TOPIX. Thanks for the info.

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