Glade Creek Reservoir

Glade Creek Reservoir (HM2L4U)

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N 37° 41.155', W 81° 3.291'

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A severe drought that began in 1939 caused a prolonged water crisis for the City of Beckley. After a frozen water main burst and water usage was restricted, officials ordered a better water supply be provided. The solution was to access nearby Glade Creek. Construction of a dam and reservoir began in late 1940, and the water company first tapped new supply in late 1941.
HM NumberHM2L4U
Year Placed2019
Placed ByWV Archives & History
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Date Added Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 495163 N 4170969
Decimal Degrees37.68591667, -81.05485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 41.155', W 81° 3.291'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 41' 9.3000000000001" N, 81° 3' 17.46" W
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