The West Fork Conservation district works to keep Harrison County dams running smoothly


Harrison County has seven flood control sites that officials said have been operating smoothly.

Officials with the West Fork Conservation District met with the Harrison County Commission to discuss the improvements and maintenance it will continue to make to the seven sites, all in Salem. 

Maintenance will include keeping the dams clear of brush and trees and correct any rodent damage that might happen. 

Next week, crews will hold an annual inspection at each dam.

“These dams are over 50-years-old and they are functioning today just as they were originally built to function. They are doing the same job in 50 years and if we continue this maintenance, continue this work on these dams they will function for another 50 years, we hope,” said Bill Coffindaffer, supervisor. 

Commissioners also recognized the American Red Cross at its meeting and proclaimed the month of March to the organization. 

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