Water Reservoir East of Iaeger

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Fri Sep 8 07:14:02 EDT 2017

The N&W built the dam in 1912 to collect and store water from the rainy season. 35,000,000 gallon capacity. No indication of water treatment at the location.


Alex Schust


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Does anyone in this group know anything about a dam, and water reservoir on the Clear Fork just before the Clear Fork empties into the Tug River. This is about 5 or 6 miles east of Iaeger.


Coordinates are: 37 26' 46.3", -81 44' 14.1"


I have a co-worker who travels that part of the country exploring the country side on ATVs. He uses many of the established trails that were once railroad road beds throughout southern West Virginia,. 


Last weekend he come upon this dam. See attached pictures. Some of his traveling party told him this dam was built to create a reservoir to gather water by the railroads to provide a supply for steam locomotives. 


I recall hearing of such things in the past. But, I wondered if anyone could confirm this and new anything about such facillities. Was the water pump up to holding tanks, treated before use, etc.


Thanks in advance.


Kevin Byrd

Chesterfield, VA 





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