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November at the Dam

Here in West Virginia, a state full of mountains and rivers, there are no natural lakes. To help with flood control, the Army Corp of Engineers has dammed some of the rivers which has resulted in lakes that are enjoyed for summer recreation. We had the privilege of living in Summersville which is home to the largest lake in our state. In the summer months, we’ve enjoyed countless hours of kayaking the shoreline and boating with our friends. In the fall, the water is lowered and we’ve enjoyed many interesting winter hikes discovering foundations of the former towns that are now on the lake bottom. Every ten years, the Corp takes