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#1 Mar-04-19 12:52PM

Ernie
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Beaverdam Reservoir Update

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With the Beaverdam spillway renovation project nearing completion, Loudoun Water and NOVA Parks expect to allow recreational activities on the water at Beaverdam Reservoir this summer. However, the exact timeframe for re-opening is unclear at this point due to construction delays. Record-setting rainfall over the last year has impacted the original schedule.

The dam embankment needs to be completed prior to refilling the reservoir, and presently the fill material at the site that will be used to construct the embankment is too wet to place and compact.  We are hopeful that weather conditions improve to help dry the material so it can be used for construction.

Once the embankment area is complete, we can begin refilling the reservoir. At that point, we will have a more definitive timeframe for safely allowing people back on the water.

Our timeline:
2017 - 2019: Reservoir water access closed to the public
Summer of 2019 Actual Date TBD: Reservoir water access re-opened for the public
Spring of 2020: Estimated to begin Reservoir Park construction
Spring of 2021: Estimated Reservoir Park construction completion


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#2 Mar-04-19 2:32PM

drxfish
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

At least it is something...

Thanks, Ernie!


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#3 Mar-05-19 6:38AM

Paul Naj
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

There's no fish in that place. Not worth waiting for the opening.

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#4 Mar-05-19 8:10AM

firemunkee
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Thanks for the update!


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#5 Mar-27-19 9:09AM

Ernie
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Last night, the LoCo Planning Commission met and approved the plans for the eventual opening and build-out of Beaverdam Res Park. Lots of zoning issues needed to be resolved. They now send it off to the Board of Supervisors for final approval. I have already talked to Ron Meyer (my sup) and he will vote yes. I urge everyone to contact their supervisors and let them know that you want them to vote in the affirmative when this gets to the BOS.

It was an 8-1 vote with the only nay given by Mr. Jennings, the chair of the group. He was not at the meeting but was on the phone. I later learned that this was the same Jennings who was the GM at Lo Water that had closed the reservoir for good. He is the guys that we had some issues with and was later removed as the GM. After that, NoVA Parks and Lo Water partnered up and we are now in a good place.

The res should open up this summer and build out of the park will start in 2020 with a completion target of 2021.

While this will bring more people to the res it's a whole lot better than having the res closed which was the only option Lo Water had before they partnered with NoVA Parks.


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#6 Mar-27-19 11:15AM

drxfish
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Thanks for the update.


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#7 Mar-27-19 12:29PM

Ernie
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

https://i.imgur.com/tEDAOLW.jpg?1


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#8 Mar-29-19 5:42AM

firemunkee
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Thanks for sharing the updates!


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#9 Apr-12-19 2:51PM

gonefishing
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Are we going to be able to launch our own jon boats?

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#10 Apr-12-19 3:57PM

Ernie
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

gonefishing wrote:

Are we going to be able to launch our own jon boats?

Park won't open until 2020. The final design has not yet been approved. Once that happens, we will get a more detailed plan. I am not involved in that.

My understanding is that they will rent some boats (no clue as to what) and that you can launch kayaks. Do not know anything about launching a boat.

I am sure they will have update meetings and I will post them on here.


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#11 Apr-19-19 2:40PM

gonefishing
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

It would be a real shame if they don't allow you to launch a jon boat. I've been fishing my Jon boat there for years.  It's one of the main reasons that I still own it!

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#12 May-07-19 7:22AM

drxfish
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update


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#13 May-07-19 9:06AM

hookup
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

I don't think jet boats will be allowed because it's a water source for Loudon & Fairfax county

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#14 May-07-19 9:58AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Beaverdam is a water reservoir for Loudoun only now since LoH2O bought it from Fairfax City.

The post above was about jon boats. There will be no gas motors...except crew team safety boats.


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#15 May-15-19 5:31PM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Supervisor Meyers just reported that "tonight, the Board approved this park, which is owned by Loudoun Water and will be run by NOVA Parks. Coming in early 2021 trails, rowing, fishing, and more! This will be a tremendous asset to our community."


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#16 May-15-19 5:44PM

drxfish
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Will they open before then in any capacity?


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#17 May-15-19 6:22PM

Ernie
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

From LoCo Water & NOVA Parks websites:

Our timeline:

    2017 - 2019: Reservoir water access closed to the public
    Summer of 2019 Actual Date TBD: Reservoir water access re-opened for the public
    Spring of 2020: Estimated to begin Reservoir Park construction
    Spring of 2021: Estimated Reservoir Park construction completion


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#18 May-15-19 6:30PM

Ernie
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

I know they are planning a nice news story this summer when they open as both LoCo Water and NOVA Parks celebrate their 60th birthdays this year.

From this point forward, everything is on the operational side (Ernie not involved). The political stuff is done!


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#19 May-17-19 6:27AM

Ernie
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