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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Inspecting and Repainting Boundary Line at West Point Lake

Published Nov. 26, 2013

MOBILE, Ala.-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District announced today that the project’s operations and maintenance contractor, Anderson Construction Company, will begin the seasonal maintenance of the Government property line around the reservoir on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.  USACE would like to make the public aware of this work so that local residents are not alarmed by their presence.

    This year, the contractor will begin working in the Maple Creek area, near Lower Glass Bridge Road, and progress southward on the Georgia side the reservoir to West Point Dam, then proceed down the east bank of the Chattahoochee River to Langdal Dam.  From that point, contract workers will proceed upstream along the west bank of the river to the dam and beyond, all the way to Evansville Park on Wehadkee Creek.  All in all, some 70 miles of property line will be maintained this year.

    Subdivisions adjacent to public land in these areas include Avery, Hideaway Pines, Rockwood Estates, Ceteahlustee, Brandon Cove I & II, Dogwood Pointe, Stroud Creek Farms, Kate Freeman Road, Stone Bridge Crossing, Pine Cove West, Hidden Harbor, and others.  The work will continue throughout the winter months with a scheduled completion date in early Mar., of 2014.  Anderson workers are wearing fluorescent orange or yellow vests and hard hats displaying their company’s logo.

    In addition, USACE Park Rangers will be inspecting portions of the property line in other areas during the coming weeks.  Park Rangers are in uniform and will be wearing fluorescent vests.  The purpose of these inspections is to identify any encroachments on public land and to insure the line is properly marked.

    The Government property line is easily recognized by two red, horizontal stripes painted on trees on either side of the line when it is straight, and three stripes painted on trees where the line turns.  The property line extends over 350 miles around West Point Project, encompassing over 31,000 acres of publicly owned land.  The entire extent of the line is repainted every five years to ensure that it is easily identifiable.  For more information about this or any other matter regarding West Point Project, please contact the Project Management Office at 706-645-2937.



Lisa Parker

Release no. 13-046