Muddy rocks and debris are exposed in places that would normally be covered with several feet of water.
"We're at a point now where we can't change the situation. Only rain and snow can change it,” said Russell Johnson/Smith Mountain Lake Association
To keep this from happening again, Johnson and the Smith Mountain Lake Association believe a state permit should be changed, so that less water can be drained from the lake.
It's something he fought for several years ago.
“Even if we had gotten what we wanted, you'd still see what you see today,” Johnson said.
That's because the lake is facing a drought, and all residents can do now is hope for better weather.
"Droughts start to correct themselves in January, February and March. We have to hope for a snowfall. We have to hope for rain,” Johnson said.
The Smith Mountain Lake Association will be meeting to talk about the lake level at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Ecumenical Church on Route 122.
The event is open to the public, and hundreds of people are expected to attend.
We're covering the meeting and we'll let you know what's discussed tonight at 10 and 11.