Project in Preston County Brings Savings to Residents and Research for WVU


Four entities are teaming up to take on a nearly $8 million rehabilitation project — revamping the Upper Deckers Creek Site 1 dam in Preston County.

The West Virginia Conservation Agency, the Monongahela Conservation District, the Natural Resource Conservation Service and West Virginia University are involved in the project.

The collaboration will: 

  • Allow the depth of the water behind the dam to be increased by 10 feet, providing a reliable water supply  in the county for the Public Service District No. 1
  • Give WVU faculty and students the opportunity to conduct research on the migration practices used to replace the lost land that is used for the boundaries of the dam. 

Ground will be broken for the project at 11 a.m., Aug. 7. at the dam.