Appalachian Power is asking permission to lower the water level at Claytor Lake.
The power company has aksed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to start lowering the reservoir level Nov. 7 so residents can perform shoreline maintenance.
The water level would stay that way until Nov. 18 when it would begin to refill. Appalachian Power's plan would have Claytor Lake back to its normal water level on Nov. 21.
Appalachian Power says its plan would also help protect mussels.