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Students tour the Tygart Dam

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 4th, 2014


Tygart Lake State Park Park Ranger Christine Renzoni was the Tygart Dam tour guide for many of the TCMS fifth grade students last Friday. Pictured above is Renzoni discussing the dam with students.


GRAFTON- Between the rolling Taylor County hills, and among a 1,750 acre storage reservoir, sits a massive concrete structure that regulates the waters of the Tygart Valley River and Monongahela River. That structure is known as the Tygart Dam.

Tygart Lake State Park Park Ranger Christine Renzoni was the Tygart Dam tour guide for many of the TCMS fifth grade students last Friday.

She shared information about the dam and the history behind the structure that for many years had the most concrete of any dam east of the Mississippi.

After a severe drought in 1930 that nearly shut down all navigation on the Monongahela, the need for a dam was realized.

The dam would serve two purposes; to help control flooding and to help reserve large amounts of water to be used in times of drought.



For the complete article see the 06-04-2014 issue.

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