Water Festival at Summersville Lake

Published Sept. 18, 2014

Safety was the focus of the fourth annual Summersville Water Festival held on Sept. 18, 2014.

The festivals are for students in Nicholas and Fayette Counties and are coordinated by the Department of Environmental Protection.

The goal is to educate 5th graders about all aspects of water.

Park Rangers make approximately 800 contacts at the event, with presentations about life jackets, "Reach, Throw, Go" education, hypothermia, and the history of the dam.