It's hotter than nine hells and very very dry here in Northern Virginia. The wooden structure pictured here is a makeshift dock that I used to launch my canoe the "Blood Bucket" last time I visited Beaverdam Reservoir.
I'm considering a fishing trip there for this weekend, but it looks like I'll have to drag the canoe a little farther this time!
Beaverdam is located in central Loudoun County and is a water supply controlled by the City of Fairfax. Loudoun buys the water back from Fairfax and uses it to serve residents in the eastern portion of the county. It looks like the drought and high demand for water are taking their toll.
I haven't seen the reservoir this low since the drought of the late '90s, when a submerged bridge out in the middle became visible.
Beaverdam has long been a popular area fishing hole, and the Reservoir Road side is a party spot in some social circles. But it should be noted that the youngsters in the first photo are swimming in violation of reservoir regulations.