On March 26th the Loudoun County Planning Commission approved NoVA Parks and Loudoun Waters Plan for the Beaverdam Park. There was a large crowd and the meeting ran past 10pm. Concerns over boathouse location and county liability brought a good amount of discussion. Due to zoning, the boat house’s location is approx 600 feet from the water. A solution of dollies/carts was given and the commission approved the project with a vote of 8 to 1.
A quick update from our friends at Loudoun Water:
Beaverdam Reservoir Update – March 2019
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.
· 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