- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to host an open house at Beech Fork Lake.

The open house is scheduled for Aug. 16, from noon to 4 p.m.

Events will include a tour of the dam and water safety information. The tours will be available from noon to 2 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. Adult participants need to bring a government-issued photo ID. Cell phones, cameras and carry bags will not be permitted on the tour.

Beech Fork Lake was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962. It is part of a flood reduction system operated by the Corps of Engineers for the Ohio River Basin. Beech Fork Lake opened for recreational activities in May 1978..

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