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    Sutton Lake

    Sutton Lake was authorized by Section 4 of Flood Control Act of 1938. Primary project purposes are flood damage reduction, low flow augmentation and recreation. The dam was completed in June 1960 and serves a drainage area of 537 square miles. The lake is impounded by a concrete gravity dam, 210 ft. high and 1,178 ft. long, with a gated spillway located in the channel section of the dam.  Spillway has a 50 ft. radius bucket and six tainter gates, hydraulically operated from a gallery in the dam, supported by 8 ft. piers.
  • Summersville Lake

    Summersville Dam was authorized by Section 4 of Flood Control Act of 1938. The primary project purposes are flood risk management, fish and wildlife enhancement, water quality, recreation, and low flow augmentation. The dam was completed in 1966 and serves a drainage area of 803 square miles. The dam is on the Gauley River near the town of Summersville in Nicholas County, WV, and controls a drainage area of 803 square miles.
  • R.D. Bailey Lake

    R.D. Bailey Lake was authorized by Section 203 of Flood Control Act of 1962. The primary project purposes are flood risk management, water quality and recreation. The dam was completed in 1980 and serves a drainage area of 540 square miles. The lake is impounded by a rock and random-fill dam with a concrete face and an uncontrolled broad-crested saddle spillway.
  • East Lynn Lake

    East Lynn Lake is located on the East Fork of Twelvepole Creek, 10 miles south of Wayne, WV, on State Route 37. East Lynn Lake was constructed primarily for flood control, water quality, fish management, and recreation. There is a total of 24,821 acres of project lands and waters at East Lynn.
  • Burnsville Lake

    Burnsville Lake was authorized by Section 4 of Flood Control Act of 1938. The primary project purposes are recreation, flood risk management, fish and wildlife, and water quality control. The dam was completed in January 1976 and serves a drainage area of 165 square miles. The lake is impounded by rock-fill embankment and impervious core dam, 89 ft. high and 1,400 ft. long.
  • Bluestone Lake

    Bluestone Lake was authorized by Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1936, amended by section 4 of the FCA of 1938. The primary project purposes are flood risk management, fish and wildlife enhancement, recreation, and low flow augmentation. The dam was completed in December 1947 and serves a drainage area of 4,603 square miles.
  • Beech Fork Lake

    Beech Fork Lake (authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962) is part of the integrated flood reduction system operated by the Corps of Engineers for the entire Ohio River Basin. When these lakes are operated as a vast storage system, flood crests along the Ohio can be significantly reduced.