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Ground was broken Monday on a project to rehabilitate a flood-control dam on West Virginia University property.

The nearly $8 million project will place a roller-compacted concrete spillway on the dam and raise the water level by ten feet to provide a dedicated water supply for the Reedsville area. A new riser also will be installed.

Clean Water Act rules required some $2.5 million in additional costs related to mitigation because of the acreage that will be lost when the water level is raised. West Virginia Conservation Agency has teamed with WVU to implement mitigation efforts on the farm that will offset those costs.

As a result, WVU students will get to study mitigation practices in the field. Researchers will monitor sediment and pollution, examine effects on plants and animals in the area, use photography drones to document alterations to the landscape and develop education plans to teach others about the data collected.

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Poultry Litter Hotline

The Potomac Valley Conservation District and the West Virginia Conservation Agency are proud to announce the return of the WV Poultry Litter Hotline. The Hotline number is: 1-844-LITTER1 (1-844-548-8371) and serves as a communication resource linking buyers and sellers of poultry litter.

There is also a website for the WV Litter Market, https://wvlittermarket.wordpress.com/. To browse the list of buyers and sellers, please visit our Find a Buyer or Seller page and fill out the form.  Once you have submitted the form, you will receive an email with a list of various buyers and sellers of poultry litter in West Virginia. If you wish to be listed on the West Virginia Litter Market website, please fill out the form on our Contact page.

The PVCD also offers a cost share program for Poultry Litter, a rate of $10/ton, if the litter is shipped outside of the Chesapeake Bay! 250 tons per year maximum, ranking criteria will be followed. Participant must reside in the Potomac Valley Conservation District. For more information on: buying/selling/transporting litter or participating in the Litter Transfer Program, please contact Andrea Walker, Conservation Specialist, WVCA at 304-553-3102.

Stream Partners

The Stream Partner Program is a cooperative effort of the West Virginia Conservation Agency, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry, and the Division of Natural Resources. The program is housed within the DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management.

To provide for and promote the protection and conservation of West Virginia's soil, land,
water and related resources for the health, safety and general welfare of the state's citizens.

State Conservation Agency Executive Director:
Brian Farkas

State Conservation Committee Chairman:
Kent Leonhardt

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