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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : July 29, 2005


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3380

Contact: Bret Preston , Wildlife Resources Section (304) 558-2771


Woodrum Lake Water Level Dropping

  Woodrum Lake in Jackson County is experiencing a drop in water level because of a problem with the water control structure at the dam, according to Bret Preston, assistant chief of the Division of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Section.


  During a recent inspection of the dam, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the agency which controls the dam, was not able to close the lower dam gate. Currently, the lake is approximately two feet below normal pool elevation; however, there is concern that unless the gate is closed within the week the boat ramp may not be useable because of the low water. The NRCS is working to close the gate before boat access is affected at Woodrum Lake.


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