Incorporating sustainability into broader efforts
The Roanoke is one of the largest rivers on the eastern slope of North America. It provides habitat for a vast unfragmented system of bottomland hardwood forests and a diverse population of fishes.
The Corps is examining possible modifications to the operations of John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir on the Roanoke. Corps and Conservancy staff and other stakeholders are helping to define environmental strategies as part of water management plans. The goal is to enact an adaptive management policy for the river that supports the continual use of scientific knowledge in water release decisions.