Apr 25 2015
Apr 23 2015
Supporters of The Friends of Claytor Lake showed up in force for the Committee Foundation of the New River Valley’s 2nd Annual Give Big Day. Give Big Day was purposefully chosen to correspond with recognized Earth Day to help committee foundations and organizations raise money for programs that help their communities. FOCL’s goal, aside from raising money for its many lake programs, was to show just how supported we are in the community on and around Claytor Lake. 171 donors showed up to raise FOCL to the top of the GiveBigDay leader boards and win a $3,100 grant from CFNRV. To say we achieved this goal would be an understatement. The Friends of Claytor Lake is fortunate to have such loyal supporters allowing us opportunities to provide vital programs to Claytor Lake. Thank you all so very much!
Apr 20 2015
Some of you may ask yourself “why should I donate to FOCL?”. Well, the answer is simple. This past weekend’s flood sends tons of debris from the New River right into our lake, coves, and around our docks. Each year the FOCL Clean Up Crew remove over 300 Tons of debris from Claytor Lake. All this debris could fill a football field from end to end and at least 12 feet high. Not to mention the reduction in damaged props, lower units, and injuries that would accumulate if this debris was left in the lake. Do your part and support FOCL, not just for clean up but, for all our efforts and programs on Claytor Lake.
Apr 20 2015
AEP on 4/19/15 pulled the lake close to 2 feet below full pond in anticipation of current rainfall and flooding down the New River.
Currently lake levels are above full pond (1846ft) and the New River at Allisonia is exporting 40,000 cubic feet per second of water into Claytor Lake.
Get current lake levels and New River flow levels from Galax to Radford at www.focl.org!