Scenic USA - West Virginia
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|Photo and Feature Article by Jack Ryan
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Winding its way amid rolling hills of Tygart Lake State Park is the 1750-acre Tygart Lake, which supplies water for the nearby town of Grafton, West Virginia. The Tygart Dam, constructed in 1938 at a cost of $18.43 million, was built in part to control floods along the Tygart River Valley as well as the Upper Ohio and Monongahela rivers.
It was not until the dam was built that the lake was formed and renamed. Once named the Monongahela, the river continues northward toward Pittsburgh, and regains its old name at Fairmont, West Virginia.
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