WHO: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District
WHAT: A press conference to communicate the Army Corps’ actions in response to the tragic incident at Dashields Lock and Dam on the Ohio River, May 20, that claimed the life of one person and that left one woman missing.
WHEN: 2:00 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017
WHERE: Dashields Lock and Dam
DIRECTIONS: From Pittsburgh, take Route 51 to the intersection of Spring Run Road and McCutcheon Way. Turn right onto McCutcheon Way. (Keep to the left, go around sharp bend) Take McCutcheon Way across the railroad tracks. Make the first right turn to the lock and dam.
CORECTION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is issuing the following correction regarding information provided to the media related to the tragic drowning incident at Dashields Lock and Dam, May 20. The Army Corps stated that there were 17 pillar buoys and 33 mellon buoys in place at Dashields Lock and Dam. This is incorrect. The accurate number is 6 pillar buoys and 14 mellon buoys upstream of the dam. The facility also has the following warning signs and buoys in place: one upstream caisson in the middle of the river with a red and white sign reading “DAM DANGER”, one red and white sign reading “DAM DANGER” on the first landing cell upstream, one abutment wall painted with the red and white words “DAM DANGER” upstream, one upstream river side guide wall with red and white words reading “DANGER DAM” painted on it, one sign on the river side bullnose reading “KEEP OUT DAM AHEAD.” We also have the following signs downstream: one “KEEP OUT DAM AHEAD” sign, one lower river wall bullnose with a sign reading “KEEP OUT DAM AHEAD.”
Please contact Jeff Hawk at 412.395.7500/01 or email CELRP-PA@usace.army.mil for additional questions or clarifications.
Release no. 17-017