The Summersville Dam is a pre-War installation that powered the nearby towns and cities with hydroelectric power. It also created the artificial lake near Charleston. The dam would also eventually be the downfall of Charleston. After raider Rosalynn Jeffries was captured by the Responders, her partner, David Thorpe, thinking she was dead, used a mini nuke to avenge her by destroying the dam. This caused Summersville Lake to catastrophically flood Charleston, killing Rosalynn and over one thousand other survivors and Responder members in what would be known as the Christmas Flood.
A group of raiders built watchtowers and a crude bridge across the gap. The bridge has not been maintained in some time and has a broken section in the middle that must be jumped across; failing the jump means a long drop to certain death.
- The power plant: Note, on a desk next to a broken terminal in the building at the top of the dam.
- Cursed: Note, on the bridge connecting the two ends of the dam, next to a dead raider.
- Charleston is ours: Note, on a table on one of the guard towers below the dam, along the scaffolding going to the bottom.
- The Evil Men: Note, inside of the wreckage of a green boat at the bottom of the dam.
The Summersville Dam appears only in Fallout 76.