Danville Will Lower Water Level Tuesday To Inspect Schoolfield Dam

Danville, VA-- Folks in Danville hoping to get out on the Dan River Tuesday, the boat ramp at Abreu-Grogan Park will be closed.

Danville Utilities and STS Hydro will be lowering the water level behind the Schoolfield Dam around 5 a.m. It's to allow for inspection of the dam structure below the normal water level.

This inspection is done periodically to make sure there are no repairs needed to the concrete, metal or wooden parts of the dam.

The work there will take between 8 and 12 hours.