Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)[1]
Stonecoal Lake.jpg
Stonecoal Lake near the dam
Map showing the location of Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area
Location of Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
LocationWest Virginia, United States
Coordinates38°58′15″N 80°19′49″W / 38.97083°N 80.33028°W / 38.97083; -80.33028Coordinates: 38°58′15″N 80°19′49″W / 38.97083°N 80.33028°W / 38.97083; -80.33028
Area2,985 acres (12.08 km2)[2]
Elevation1,145 ft (349 m)
OperatorWest Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Section
WebsiteWVDNR District 3 Wildlife Management Areas

Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area is located on 2,985 acres (1,208 ha)[2] in Lewis and Upshur counties, east of Weston, West Virginia, United States. The wildlife management area is centered on Stonecoal Lake (38°59′17″N 80°22′41″W / 38.98806°N 80.37806°W / 38.98806; -80.37806), a hydroelectric project owned by Allegheny Energy. The lake was built in 1972 to provide water to Allegheny Energy’s coal-fired power plant in Harrison County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area". Protected Planet. IUCN. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b WVDNR District 3 Wildlife Management Areas, Accessed April 3, 2008 Archived May 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

Winters, Kelly "Stonecoal Lake." e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. 05 November 2010. Web. 25 November 2015

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