WILMINGTON N.C. --
WILMINGTON, N.C. –Maintenance work is being performed at Philpott Dam to replace and upgrade the doors which allow access for the generating units.
The old door design is being replaced and upgraded to a new design that is more secure and safe. This project will require Philpott to keep flows as low as possible during the day to accommodate the work and keep the contractors safe. At night releases from the dam will be increased slightly to improve downstream flows. Water temperatures will be monitored during this process.
This is a special process that we only intend to keep for the short-term duration of this project, starting Monday, August 23, and possibly lasting a couple of weeks.
For recreation purposes, paddlers who use the Smith River may not have enough daytime flows in the upper reaches downstream of Philpott to use the river during this work.
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS –WILMINGTON DISTRICT
69 DARLINGTON AVE, WILMINGTON, N.C. 28403
Release no. 21-009