Nov 3 2015
This coming Wednesday American Electric Power will be starting the 2015 drawdown on Claytor Lake. The lake will be drawn down 1 ft per day until it reaches 3 feet below full pond (1843′) on Saturday. The lake will begin to refill on Sunday November 15th with full pond being reached by November 18th.
The purpose of the Drawdown is to provide lake property owners opportunity to perform shoreline maintenance, stabilization, cleanup, and dock and seawall repairs. Permits are required for stabilization and dock expansions. The Friends of Claytor Lake also perform an extensive mussel salvage operation which will be conducted Saturday morning November 7th. The salvage will include teams of volunteers covering important areas of the lake and gently putting exposed mussels back into the water for survival.
This is where you come in!!
The salvage operation is done in cooperation with VDGIF, AEP, VDCR, and Pulaski County. If you would like to volunteer to help FOCL do mussel salvage on Saturday November 7th, please contact Laura Bullard at email@example.com or (540) 392-3055.
9:00am, Saturday Nov 7 at
Claytor Lake State Park (CLSP) (Marina Meeting Facility)
or Harry DeHaven Park (off Owen’s Rd)
For homeowners, FOCL would like to ask everyone to help us perform mussel salvage by walking their exposed shoreline and putting mussels back into the water as well as letting FOCL know what other projects were accomplished during drawdown so we can continue to have this every other year. We encourage all property owners to either fill out the drawdown cards included in the recently released Fall Newsletter or below is a simple form you can fill out and send into FOCL to help us keep Drawdown on Claytor Lake. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (540) 395-FOCL.