The Huntington District is a thriving team of nationally-respected, values-driven, professionals collaboratively pioneering solutions to our Nation’s toughest challenges, encompasses 45,000 square miles in parts of five states, including West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina.  It is responsible for 311 navigable miles along the Ohio River and 98 navigable miles on the Kanawha River and includes the Nation’s second largest Inland Waterway port, the Port of Huntington. 

Our program includes the operation and maintenance of nine locks and dams on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers, 35 flood damage reduction projects preventing $21.6 billion in damages and dredging on the Ohio, Big Sandy and Kanawha Rivers.  In addition, riverfront improvements, flood risk management initiatives, environmental mitigation, and infrastructure activities make up the District’s robust Civil Works program.

History of the Huntington District

Over the years, hundreds of Huntington District employees have stepped away from their homes and regular duties in support of over 1,500 emergency development missions around the world. During federally declared disasters, we work with FEMA and other federal agencies to assist in response and recovery efforts of state and local governments. The Corps provides professional engineering expertise and materials to support public health and safety.

Our disaster missions include flood response and recovery, temporary housing, critical public facilities, blue roof, debris cleanup, and emergency power generation. Our temporary housing team is recognized as one of the best in the Corps of Engineers

Operations Division is the steward of 223,802 acres of federal land, 98,413 water acres and 813 shoreline miles. As stewards of this land, we must follow all required laws and regulations.

We manage, conserve and protect natural and cultural resources with ecosystem management principles, while providing quality public outdoor recreation experiences to serve the needs of present and future generations. This includes management of species of concern, cultural sites and environmentally sensitive areas supporting unique ecosystems.

The mission of the Corps’ Regulatory Program is to protect the nation’s aquatic resources while permitting reasonable development through a fair, flexible, and balanced decision-making process. The Regulatory Division regulates more than 2,000 miles of navigable waters under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as well as countless miles of smaller non-navigable streams and acres of wetlands across West Virginia and Ohio under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act

Reducing flood damage risks to citizens within the Huntington District’s 45,000 square miles is one of our primary objectives. We lead national efforts for flood risk reduction as the Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise (DSMMCX) and the Regional Dam Safety Production Center (DSPC). Operations Division operates and maintains 35 dams which have prevented a cumulative total of more than $15.6 billion in flood damages.

The DSMMCX provides oversight, technical advice, review and production capability for all aspects of dam safety modification projects throughout the Corps of Engineers. The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division’s Dam Safety Production Center is responsible for all regional Dam Safety Modification Reports, complex nonroutine dam safety products, and provides lead engineers for dam safety modification projects.

Additionally, the Huntington District operates and maintains 12 levee systems and inspects and provides technical assistance for 30 levee segments that are operated and maintained by local sponsors. Life safety is the paramount objective for the USACE Levee Safety Program. Accurate and timely information about associated levee risks enables those affected to make informed decisions about their safety and take appropriate action.

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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), enacted in 1966 and codified at 5 U.S.C. Section 552, generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to Federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from disclosure by one of the nine exemptions. The purpose of this information is to provide guidance on how to submit a FOIA request for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, records. However, please note that the information contained herein is not intended to be definitive or exhaustive.

E-mail Address: FOIA-LRH@usace.army.mil
Facsimile: (304) 399-5154
Postal Mail:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District
Attention: CELRH-OC (FOIA)
502 Eighth Street
Huntington, WV 25701

If you have any questions, please contact the Huntington District FOIA Officer by e-mail at FOIA-LRH@usace.army.mil or by telephone at (304) 399-5589 or 304-399-5889.

 

The Huntington District has nine navigation locks and dams on the Ohio River and Kanawha Rivers which contribute to efficient year-round river transportation, regionally and across the nation. We are responsible for 311 navigable commercial miles along the Ohio River. This includes the Port of Huntington, one of the nation’s largest ports.

The Planning Center of Expertise for Inland Navigation & Risk-Informed Economics Division (PCXIN-RED) is a national center of expertise located in Huntington. Through expertise, science and engineering technology, and economic analysis, the center supports the accomplishment of planning studies for inland navigation, deep draft navigation, ecosystem restoration, coastal storm risk management, water management and reallocation, flood risk management, and small boat harbors regionally and across the Nation.

The Regional Rivers Repair Fleet (R3F provides the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division capability to execute major maintenance and repair efforts along 2,225 miles of the Ohio River System, 56 navigation locks and dams, four hydroelectric power plants, and 74 flood risk management dams.


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Hydrographic Surveys
Hydrographic surveys can be found on the USACE eHydro website.  This interactive Webmap allows users to download both recent and historical hydrographic survey data for all navigable, inland and coastal waterways.  

 

Purchase Maps
The Allegheny River, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, Kanawha River, Monongahela River and Ohio River Navigation Charts are available by Internet from the U.S. Government Online Bookstore, by calling the Government Printing Office toll-free at (866) 512-1800 or by mail order with the Government Printing Office order form. Payment can be made by check, money order, or major credit card.

 

The Corps is one of the nation’s leading federal providers of outdoor recreation. Annually, more than 9.6 million people visit Huntington District’s recreation sites at our 35 lakes and nine lock and dam facilities. Find our recreation sites here.

The Huntington District Regulatory program reviews proposed projects that may impact waters of the United States in portions of Ohio and West Virginia, with field offices in Dover, OH, Cincinnati, OH, and Columbus, OH.  In addition, projects on the Big Sandy River downstream of rive river mile 9 (WV and KY) and the Ohio River upstream of river mile 438 (WV, OH, and KY) also fall within the Huntington District Regulatory boundaries

The Huntington District Regulatory office is organized into three Branches: the Energy Resource Branch (projects in West Virginia and Ohio involving coal mining, natural gas extraction and transport, hydropower, wind power projects, power-generating facilities, etc.), the North Branch (non-energy projects in Ohio), the South/Transportation Branch (non-energy projects in West Virginia as well as all transportation projects for the entire States of Ohio and West Virginia). 

USACE launches new Regulatory Request System
Regulatory Request System (RRS)
 

News Stories

Huntington District Leadership

District Commander
8/25/2022
Colonel Jayson Putnam assumed command of the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on July 15, 2021. As the District Commander, he is responsible for carrying out the District’s mission...
MAJ Brian Gulley
8/25/2022
Major Brian Gulley assumed duties as the Deputy District Commander of Huntington District, US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, West Virginia on August 15, 2022. As the Deputy District Commander,...

News Releases

Evaluation of Operational Changes to Facilitate Hydropower Production at Summersville Lake, West Virginia
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), pursuant to Section 146 of the Water Resource Development act of 2020 and through a request from the City of Summersville, is undertaking an evaluation to...
Meldahl Locks and Dam Main Chamber Closure
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that the main chamber at Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam, Ohio River, mile 436.2, will be closed until further...
Potential Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) concerns at Atwood Lake
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that conditions exist in the outlet works area at Atwood Lake, near Mineral City, Ohio that could result...
Potential Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) concerns at Leesville Lake
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that conditions exist in the outlet works area at Leesville Lake, near Leesville, Ohio that could result...

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