Frequently Asked Questions
There are floating logs moving down the main channel of the lake, whom do I
Please report logs floating in the main channel to American Electric Power using the Report Debris form or by calling 1-800-956-4237. Please be prepared to report which lake (Smith Mountain or Leesville), the location e.g. the nearest lateral mark (channel marker) and, a description of the debris (e.g. 10 foot floating log). Please also be prepared to provide your contact information in case additional information is needed.
There is embedded debris in the back of my cove. Will Appalachian remove it?
Embedded woody debris in the back of a cove is considered to be beneficial habitat
to aquatic and terrestrial species. Appalachian will not be removing beneficial
woody debris that is embedded in the backs of coves or that is still attached to
the shoreline and is not a navigation hazard.
There is a barrel floating down the main channel. Whom should I contact?
If the barrel is full, dial 911 so that the appropriate individuals trained in determining
whether or not the contents would be considered hazardous are contacted.
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