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Drought affects 3 W.Va. lakes' fall drawdown

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Extreme drought conditions across the Greater Mississippi Valley are affecting the fall drawdown of three lakes in West Virginia.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's temporarily halting the fall drawdown of Sutton and Summersville lakes. The start of Bluestone Lake's drawdown is being delayed.

The corps says the drawdown adjustments are necessary due to expected low water levels on the lower Ohio River and points downstream.

Drawdown of the three lakes will resume on Dec. 1. They are expected to reach winter pool by Dec. 10.


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