The winter boat launch ramp at R.D. Bailey Lake in Justice, WV, is temporarily closed to the public.
Recent heavy rainfall caused the second highest pool of record (1111.50 msl) and washed a significant amount of drift and debris into the lake, which accumulated at the base of the dam. The R.D. Bailey Dam holds back water during high water events to help reduce flooding downstream, but that also means crews must deal with the drift and debris that follows.