The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority says new numbers, made public Tuesday morning, prove that dredging will not solve the area's long-term water needs. The authority points to both costs and water volume as proof.
Three reports released Tuesday outline a two-part plan for dredging the South Fork Reservoir. The costs are estimated at between $34 million and $40 million and only create an additional 228 million gallons of water storage. That's much less than the 1.7 billion gallons expected with a new Ragged Mountain Dam. The Ragged Mountain expansion would cost between $28 million and $36 million.
But dredging the South Fork Reservoir isn't off the table. RWSA Executive Director Tom Frederick said, "There is some interest in dredging a small part of the upper part of the south fork reservoir if it can be combined with sand recovery and sale of sand. It could generate some revenue that might make dredging a small part of the reservoir cost effective."
A meeting for public input will be held at CitySpace on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall at 6:30 p.m. on June 30.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:13 PM EST2013-12-11 01:13:23 GMT
The Wake Forest football program has a new head coach and he has ties to the Commonwealth. Wake officially introduced Dave Clawson as its new head coach Tuesday December 10, 2013. Clawson led BowlingFull Story
Clawson led Bowling Green to a 10-3 record this season and a Mid-American Conference Championship. He was the head coach at Richmond from 2004-2007 and replaces UVa alum Jim Grobe at Wake who resigned after 13 years last week.Full Story