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Splash dam on Guyandotte River

A splash dam crosses the upper Guyandotte River near its source at Amigo. Photo courtesy Tara Chavez of http://peepingdragonphotography.com/.

A log splash dam crosses the upper Guyandotte River near its source at Amigo, West Virginia, in southern Raleigh County. Splash dams were temporary wooden dams, usually built of logs, used to raise the water level in streams to float logs downstream to sawmills.

Photo courtesy Tara Chavez of Peeping Dragon Photography.

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