AEP warns high temperatures could result in higher water levels downstream Claytor and Leesville Dams

Published: Aug. 18, 2023 at 11:59 AM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Appalachian Power is warning recreational users downstream of the Claytor and Leesville dams that water levels on the New and Roanoke rivers could rise starting August 21 due to high temperatures.

The National Weather Service is calling for high temperatures.

Below Claytor Dam, water levels could increase up to two feet in a matter of minutes. Water levels below Leesville Dam could increase as much as eight feet over a seven-hour period. Those considering recreating on the rivers should monitor AEP’s website for additional information and follow us on Smith Mountain or Claytor Facebook pages for updates.