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Typically, hot and dry summer months result in diminishing streamflows throughout Appalachia, making decent waterfall photography only possible after heavy rains. But this has been one exceptional year as parts of Appalachia have received nearly six inches more rain over normal for the prior three months, and bounties have abounded in central West Virginia. Compare the two from Cathedral Falls, one of the highest and most visited waterfalls in the state. Located along Cane Branch, the steep cascade drops 60 feet into a natural amphitheater. One photo shows a more typical summer flow whereas the other shows it at an elevated