Stony River Reservoir

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Stony River Reservoir
Location Grant County, West Virginia,
United States
Coordinates 39°08′14″N 79°17′55″W / 39.1373°N 79.2987°W / 39.1373; -79.2987Coordinates: 39°08′14″N 79°17′55″W / 39.1373°N 79.2987°W / 39.1373; -79.2987
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Stony River
Primary outflows Stony River
Basin countries United States

Stony River Reservoir was constructed on the Stony River in 1888 by Westvaco to supply the source of water for the company's main pulp mill. William Luke's summer residence was located on the lake. The dam suffered from structural weakness and was periodically drained for repairs.[1] The center portion of the dam has since been demolished and the reservoir drained. The majority of the dam still stands on either side of the, now, free flowing river.


  1. ^ "The North Branch of the Potomac Watershed". North Fork Watershed Project. Retrieved 16 February 2016.