Apr 25 2015
Feb 12 2015
The Friends of Claytor Lake were proud to honor Laura Bullard as the 2014 Volunteer of the year. Her years of service and dedication to FOCL as our Secretary, her work with AEP’s Shoreline Management Plan, her tireless efforts on Drawdown and Mussel Salvage can’t be replaced and we are proud to have her as a member of our organization.Claytor Lake
Jan 15 2015
FOCL, Pulaski County, Bass Federation, VDGIF, and Claytor Lake Stakeholders held its first Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting today to discuss issues surround Claytor Lake. Discussions involved proposed abutment in the upper part of Claytor Lake on Clark Road for FOCL’s clean up program, discussions around concerns of the Pulaski County water intake and formulating a plan to repair the sediment hampering the intake which led to the cancellation of 2014’s drawdown, the drawdown now scheduled for November 2015, dredging for the county intake and putting together plans for homeowners to obtain permits to dredge around their docks and boat lifts, updates on FOCL, VDGIF, AEP, and DCR’s native vegetation program, discussions around the current AEP Shoreline Management Plan, and information about this summer’s Bass 4 Grass fishing tournament being held as a fundraiser for more native vegetation to be planted in Claytor Lake.
FOCL met with local Claytor Lake Bass Anglers, BASS Federation, and The Rock House Marina to discuss the 2015 Bass 4 Grass fishing tournament which will be held this August as a fundraiser to aid FOCL in planting native vegetation into Claytor Lake to continue its efforts in restoring Claytor Lake to its more natural state.Claytor Lake
Oct 15 2014
The Pulaski County Public Service Authority and the Pulaski County staff have reluctantly asked Appalachian Power Company to delay the anticipated November 2014 drawdown to November of 2015. There has been a significant increase in silt deposited adjacent to the PSA water intake in the past year. Short-term dredging and a long-term redesign of the intake have been initiated but there are too many factors outside the control of the PSA staff to risk the chance of a significant interruption of water service to residents and businesses. Logistical and regulatory difficulties prevented implementation of dredging operations prior to the drawdown and it was not possible to delay the drawdown due to likely deterioration in weather conditions as we move into December. As a result, the PSA was at significant risk of an extended loss of water to approximately half of the PSA’s water customers including several major industrial employers. Efforts to address siltation issues will continue in anticipation of possible winter storms and preparation for a three-foot drawdown in the early November 2015.
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