CLAYTOR LAKE; Va — The water in Claytor Lake is getting lower, temporarily.
Appalachian Power is lowering the water level at the Claytor Lake hydroelectric facility, to allow for shoreline maintenance.
The drawdown started Wednesday and the water will go down by a foot every day through Saturday.
Appalachian Power is also encouraging homeowners along the lake to use the lowered water level for maintenance on docks and shorelines.
Full Press Release:CLAYTOR LAKE LEVEL WILL BE LOWERED TEMPORARILY IN NOVEMBER
ROANOKE, Va., Oct.18, 2011 - Appalachian Power, a unit of American Electric Power (AEP), has announced that the water level of its Claytor Lake hydroelectric facility in Pulaski County will be lowered three feet below full pond for nine days beginning early next month to allow shoreline maintenance.
In collaboration with Friends of Claytor Lake (FOCL), Pulaski County and various state agencies, Appalachian will conduct the drawdown of the reservoir to allow area residents and volunteers an opportunity for dock and shoreline stabilization construction or maintenance.