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R. D. Bailey Lake
Dam
Location West Virginia
Coordinates 37°36′00″N 81°49′20″W / 37.6°N 81.82222°W / 37.6; -81.82222Coordinates: 37°36′00″N 81°49′20″W / 37.6°N 81.82222°W / 37.6; -81.82222
Lake type reservoir
Primary inflows Guyandotte River
Primary outflows Guyandotte River
Basin countries United States

R. D. Bailey Lake is located on the Guyandotte River in Wyoming and Mingo Counties in West Virginia, 3.3 miles (5.3 km) east of Justice. Originally referred to as Justice Reservoir, the lake was named by Congressional action, Public Law 90-46, on July 4, 1967 for the late Robert D. Bailey, Sr., a prominent jurist, diarist, and citizen of Pineville. R. D. Bailey lake was dedicated in August 1980.

The R. D. Bailey Dam is 310 feet (94 m) high with a top length of 1,370 feet (420 m). A minimum pool with a surface area of 440 acres (1.8 km2) is maintained in the winter months. A seasonal pool for recreation and water quality control with a surface area of 630 acres (2.5 km2) is maintained during the summer. The lake's remaining storage capacity is for flood control.

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