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West Virginia is a state located in the eastern part of the United States. It is bordered by five states, which are Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The state capital is Charleston, which is also the most populated city.

The climate of West Virginia is one of hot summers and cool winters and the climate is influenced by its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The temperatures in January can go as low as 22f/-5c and in July the high is about 85f/29c.

Scuba diving in West Virginia is rather sparse, although Summersville Lake is rated as being a good location with visibility of up to 45 feet and a maximum depth of 300+ feet close to the dam. Mostly the depth is to a maximum of 100 feet with swim-thrus, overhangs and plenty of fish, such as Bass, Catfish and Walleye. The water temperature during the summer period can reach as high as 85f.

Mount Storm is another lake which is there for the use of the coal fired power station, but makes for a pleasantly warm dive. Not much to see, but useful for training.

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