2018 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Hearthstone Dam Rehabilitation

Item 362 #2h

Item 362 #2h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2019 $420,000 FY2020 $0 GF

Page 322, line 44, strike "$58,023,080" and insert "$58,443,080".

Page 325, line 21, strike the first "464,294" and insert "$884,294".

Page 325, after line 28, insert:

Out of these amounts, $420,000 in the first year from the general fund shall be provided to match federal and local funding for the rehabilitation of the Hearthstone Lake Dam in Augusta County."


(This amendment provides $420,000 in the first year from the general fund to rehabilitate the Upper North River Watershed Dam Number 77 on Hearthstone Lake in Augusta County to meet current NRCS safety performance standards for a high hazard dam. The proposed project would provide sediment storage for another 68 years after construction and maintain the current level of flood protection downstream. The plan provides for raising the dam embankment by 2.6 feet with earthfill, widening the auxiliary spillway by 92 feet, constructing a splitter dike, and installing turn reinforcement mat for stability. It is anticipated that federal funds will be provided for the remaining $4.1 million of costs associated with the rehabilitation. The request for additional state funds results from higher than anticipated construction costs and a temporary road closing due to the identification of incompatibility of different layers of the dam as it was originally constructed.)