Associated Press Published

Dam-Removal Project Delayed Until Early Fall

West Fork River

The removal of a dam along the West Fork River near Clarksburg has been delayed.

The Exponent Telegram reports that the project has been delayed until late September or early October.

Field supervisor for U.S. Fish and Wildlife John Schmidt said a consulting firm is assessing the condition of a bridge that crosses the river near the Two Lick Dam.

The agency has already removed the Highland and West Milford dams and will work with the West Virginia Division of Highways to remove the third dam. Once the dam is removed, the agency will begin collecting and relocating stranded mussels in the river.