LYNCHBURG WATER RESOURCES
Water main break detours traffic in Lynchburg
LYNCHBURG, Va. – A water main break in Lynchburg is detouring traffic, according to Lynchburg Water Resources. Officials say the water main break happened between Interlink Road and Sedgewick Drive. Traffic will be detoured onto Interlink Road. There has reportedly been no change in water service.
Flash Flood Watch canceled early for area that includes Lynchburg’s College Lake Dam
LYNCHBURG, Va. – UPDATEThe National Weather Service has canceled a Flash Flood Watch for a portion of Central Virginia that includes Amherst and Campbell counties along Blackwater Creek below College Lake Dam. Dam operators at College Lake Dam on the Blackwater Creek reported that the dam no longer poses a potential flooding threat. The NWS canceled the flash flood watch early; it was originally expected to go until 2 a.m. ORIGINAL STORYThe National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Flash Flood Watch and says that structural concerns have been reported at Lynchburg’s College Lake Dam. The Flash Flood Watch covers parts of Amherst and Campbell counties along Blackwater Creek below College Lake Dam.
Lynchburg Water Resources shares more about plan to remove College Lake Dam
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg is looking to remove the College Lake Dam, which officials say is hazardous to the community. The city’s Water Resources department just launched a website to inform the community on the new project. Lynchburg Water Resources looks to start construction early 2023, once the Lakeside Bridge construction is complete. “The spillway of College Lake Dam, if it were built today, would need to be 12 times the size of what it currently is,” said Erin Hawkins, the project manager. Lynchburg Water Resources will host a virtual town hall next week for members of the community.
Artists paint Lynchburg storm drains to encourage environmental awareness
LYNCHBURG, Va. - If you're driving or walking down Fifth Street in Lynchburg, you might notice some new, eye-catching artwork where the water runoff flows. Lynchburg Water Resources' "Art Storm" contest commissioned six storm drain murals on the street, which artists painted Saturday. The art aims to encourage people to think harder about their impact on the environment, because the water runoff from Fifth Street flows directly into the James River. "Don't throw trash down the drain," said Zaynah Hilderbrand, who painted one of the six new murals. Life is hard, so it's not on the forefront of people's minds all the time, but this will have an effect, I believe."