Boaters warned to avoid portion of SML Dam

Courtesy: Appalachian Power
Courtesy: Appalachian Power(Courtesy: Appalachian Power)
Published: Mar. 26, 2022 at 2:58 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 26, 2022 at 2:59 PM EDT
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(WDBJ) - Boaters are warned to avoid the intake area of Smith Mountain Lake Dam.

The floating boat barrier that keeps boaters away from Smith Mountain Lake’s forebay between the Bedford and Pittsylvania County sides of the 800-foot-wide gap was broken Friday night by high winds and waves.

Repair work was unsuccessful Saturday and will resume during the calmest part of Sunday during daybreak.

Appalachian Power thanks the Smith Mountain Marine Volunteer Fire Department for its assistance.

The barrier allows for flexing during normal plant operations and inclement weather.

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