Falling For Water

Brook trout Dawn KirkDancing Trout, The Heartbeat of Our Water

By Kendall Juell  |  February 2024

Deep in the Appalachian Mountains northwest of Lynchburg, the Pedlar River ripples downhill, feeding into the Pedlar Reservoir (Lynchburg's main water source) before eventually flowing into the James River. Our drinking water is clean from source to tap after going through Lynchburg's Water Treatment Plants. How can we observe how healthy our wild water is before it's tested and treated? The answer lies in the life beneath the surface.