The drawdown is scheduled to begin at one foot per day on Monday morning, November 4, until the lake reaches its full drawdown depth of five feet (1841 elevation) by Saturday morning, November 9. The lake is to remain five feet down until Sunday p.m., November 17, when refilling will begin. Depending on inflow, the lake is targeted to return to its normal level by Friday p.m., November 22.
The Friends of Claytor Lake had its 2018 Annual Meeting at the Claytor Lake State Park. FOCL was pleased that our supporters came out to talk with us about all the programs and projects that are ongoing on Claytor Lake.
Christmas for the Fishes
Water Quality Monitoring
Fish Habitat (Structures/Native Vegetation)
TAC Committee ( Claytor Lake Technical Advisory Committee)
Hydrilla Education & Management
Kids Fishing Day
8th Grade Day
Veterans Fishing Day (formally Wounded Warrior Fishing Day)
YMCA/Coast Guard Auxillary Second Grade Water Safety Program
All Lake Clean Up
Bass for Grass (for two years)
FOCL Fall Classic
Spring Fund Raiser
Yesterday Virginia House Bill 1229 was introduced on the floor by Democrat Cliff Hayes, Jr. of District 77.
The House bill reads as follows:
Towing a person on water skis, etc. Prohibits a vessel operator from engaging in a water sport in which the vessel tows or is accompanied, with or without a rope, by a person on water skis, a surfboard, a wakeboard, or a similar device unless an additional person is in the vessel to observe the person who is accompanying the vessel. The bill prohibits the vessel operator from engaging in such water sports between the hours from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise or within 150 feet of a dock or other person in the water. The bill also requires each person being towed or accompanying the vessel to wear a personal flotation device.
You can contact Representative Hayes below.
Or contact our local representative Republican Morgan Griffith below.