Bluestone Lake water levels remain normal throughout drought

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HINTON, WV (WVNS) — While many of the rivers and creeks around Summers County are getting low from lack of rainfall, Bluestone Lake is still at its normal level.

Bluestone Lake has large drainage systems that brings in water from North Carolina, so park rangers told 59News as long as it is raining there, the lake will be full.

Bluestone Park Ranger, John Drossart, said the drought is affecting the trees and shrubbery around the lake more than anything else.

“It would probably have to continue for a pretty long time for Bluestone to really feel affected,” Drossart said. “We have a pretty large drainage area so we have a lot of water coming in.”

Drossart also said the biggest issues for campers is the statewide burn ban. He said people do not seem to want to camp unless they can have a fire pit near their site.

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