Claytor Lake shoreline to be cataloged by Apco beginning this month

Appalachian Power will create a catalog of the Claytor Lake shoreline structures this summer.  Property owners and lake visitors could see a motorized vessel with two or three people and camera equipment on the lake beginning Monday, May 13.

                Appalachian Power, which owns and operates the Claytor Hydroelectric Project on the New River, does regular inspections of Claytor Lake for environmental, shoreline and other related issues. This inspection will use outside contractor O.R. Colan Associates assisting Appalachian staff and may take several months to complete.

                The review will be of structures that are located along the shoreline below the 1,850-foot elevation contour—the project boundary. The crew will inspect and catalog the structures—such as docks and seawalls—that have been built along the shoreline within the boundary.

The workers will carry company identification and will be taking photos from the boat near the shoreline.

                Shoreline property owners may contact 540-489-2556 with questions.

Appalachian Power has 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee (as AEP Appalachian Power). It is a unit of American Electric Power, one of the largest electric companies in the United States. AEP is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to customers. AEP’s more than 18,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 32,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,340 megawatts of renewable energy.