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    Mt. Storm

    Folks from the DC area, Va, PA, MD, Ohio and WV go to Mt. Storm very regularly to do classes, practice skills and just dive.

    Mt. Storm Power Plant uses the lake as its cooling water and the temps are typically nice most of the year. It is located in WV in Grant County and well known for good temps. Last week the water temps were about 85* F.

    If anyone on this board knows it, dives it or wants to know more about it let me know.

    The wife and I will be there tomorrow for most of the day. Stop and say hello if you are there. We would love to meet you.


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    How was the water this weekend? I am going to shoot to be there towards the end of october!
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    Temps still in the 80's. I heard from JimLap that the plant would be shutting down for maintainance around the 15th for 3 or 4 months. ACK. We are planning to be there Sunday. The temps should still be good till the end of Oct I hope.
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    What the diving like and how the access. Thought about going up there but have made the trip yet. I am from the DC area.

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    Access is easy enough, although there has been a little erosion at the waters edge. There is a designated area for divers to park and one for boaters. This area is prior to the boat ramp and you will see a sigh on a tree that says "SCUBA ACCESS".

    Diving is good as the water is usually pretty warm. Mt. Storm Power Plant uses the lake for its cooling water and returns it to the lake at 100* F. The water temps have been in the mid 80's lately.

    The weather can get you though. The altitude is 3,244' and the wind can be constant and bone chilling at times. So be prepared for the conditions. A quick check on the weather on the web is what I always glance at.

    There are 2 platforms at around 25', one at 50' and one at 90'. Nice place to stay wet and prctice skills. Lots of classes go there. All the platforms are connected via a line system and navigation is fairly easy.

    Vis can be 3' to 15' and I have heard of it being 20'+, I have never been lucky enough to see that for myself, but lately it has been 10 to 12', not too bad.

    I saw my first freshwater jelly fish there a few weekends ago.

    Come join us on Sunday if you can.
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    Here are some pics I took the last time I was at the Storm...

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    The power plant (now down for repairs)

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    my buddy Mike (aka Glock Diver) grillin at our pad

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    WV Diver, Clear Blue and company

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    Eric

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    Hope to catch you guys there next month...it is looking like I might not be able to go till Nov 4. Will be in OBX this weekend, so I am hoping to get in a shore dive while I am there!
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    Eric

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