During normal weather and operational conditions, the reservoir level fluctuates between the 1844 and the 1846 foot elevation contours during the months of December and March. Beginning in April and continuing through November, the reservoir fluctuates between the 1845 and the 1846 foot elevation contours.

[On October 10, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) approved Appalachian Power Company’s request to drawdown Claytor Lake five feet in November of 2019.  The drawdown will begin on Monday, November 4 reaching an elevation of 1841 feet by Saturday morning, November 9.  Refilling will begin on Sunday, November 17.  As part of the drawdown, mussels stranded along the shoreline must be relocated to the water.  The Friends of Claytor Lake (Friends) are organizing the mussel relocation activity on Saturday, November 9.  If you are interested in participating in the activity, please contact Laura Bullard at sunnyside@psknet.com.  The purpose of the drawdown is to allow property owners to conduct maintenance activities on docks and erosion control structures.  Permits are required for dock and shoreline stabilization improvements, vegetation removal within the 1850 elevation contour, and for dredging.  Please contact Lisa Hammock at 540-489-2556 if you have a question regarding whether or not a permit is required.  Applications are on-line at http://www.claytorhydro.com/Shoreline.aspx.  For additional information, please see the Commission’s Order Approving Drawdown Plan.]