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Cheat Lake
Lake Lynn
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Lake Lynn Dam
Cheat Lake is located in West Virginia
Cheat Lake
Cheat Lake
Location in West Virginia
Location Monongalia, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°43′10″N 79°51′24″W / 39.71944°N 79.85667°W / 39.71944; -79.85667
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Cheat River
Managing agency Lake Lynn Generation, LLC
Built 1925 (1925)
Max. length 13 mi (21 km)
Surface area 1,730 acres (700 ha)
Surface elevation 870 ft (270 m)
Settlements Morgantown, West Virginia

Cheat Lake is a 13-mile-long (21 km) reservoir on the Cheat River in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. It was originally named Lake Lynn, but the Board on Geographic Names officially decided upon Cheat Lake as the reservoir's name in 1976. The surface area of Cheat Lake is about 1,730 acres (700 ha), the volume is approximately 128.016 cubic kilometres (30.713 cu mi), and it is located immediately downstream of the 10-mile-long (16 km) Cheat Canyon.

Cheat Lake has 3 marinas located towards the river end of the reservoir. They are Edgewater Marina, Cheat Lake Marina, and Sunset Beach Marina.

Cheat Lake Dam is located directly south of the Mason–Dixon line border with Pennsylvania. The dam is run by eleven employees and has a generating capacity of 52 megawatts (70,000 hp). Cheat Lake Dam's total length across the Cheat River is approximately 1,000 feet (300 m). The first water flowed over the dam on December 23, 1925 and it began its operation on May 31, 1926.

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