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Appalachian Power opens new public boating access factility on Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia

ROANOKE, Va., December 12, 2014 – Appalachian Power has officially opened its Oak Grove Public Boating Access Facility that will serve visitors on the company’s Smith Mountain Lake. The 10-acre, $1-million public area is centrally-located near Hales Ford Bridge in Franklin County.
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Shoreline Management team moves to new office October 17; phone numbers changing

ROANOKE, Va., October 09, 2014 -- Appalachian Power will relocate its Shoreline Management office from Rocky Mount to the Appalachian Power building at 40 Franklin Road, Roanoke on October 17, 2014. The office will be closed on October 17, 2014 for the relocation of employees.
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Hydro Generation Sends Informational Letter to Lakes’ Residents Updating Shoreline Management Plan

Provides some clarification and information about Appalachian Power's role in the ongoing operation of the Smith Mountain project.
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Appalachian Power Shoreline Management staff will join other Hydro Generation employees in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Virginia, June 30, 2014 – Appalachian Power will consolidate area hydro operations employees into one Roanoke office location later this year. The move includes the Smith Mountain Project Shoreline Management staff currently housed in the company’s distribution service center at Rocky Mount which will remain open.
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Appalachian Power Updates Smith Mountain Shoreline Plan; Full Document and FAQs Available on Website

ROANOKE, Va., March 20, 2014 – The revised Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for Appalachian Power's Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project in Virginia is available in its entirety online.
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Appalachian Power to Construct Public Access Boat Ramp near Hales Ford Bridge

ROANOKE, Va., May 29, 2013 – Appalachian Power plans to begin construction this fall on a new $1 million public access boat ramp at Smith Mountain Lake. The site is located at the end of Oak Grove Drive near the Hales Ford Bridge in Franklin County.

At the new facility guests can launch two boats at one time, and there are 62 parking spaces as well as areas for fishing in the plan. More information on the project is available in the resources section of Appalachian Power's Smith Mountain Project website www.smithmtn.com

Appalachian Power Announces New Office Hours At Smith Mountain Lake Chamber

Roanoke, Va., May 28, 2013, 2013 – Appalachian Power is offering new office hours to meet with property owners with general questions about shoreline management at Smith Mountain Lake. Beginning June 5, an Appalachian Power employee will be available Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce located at 16430 Booker T. Washington Highway in Moneta.
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528 Tons of Debris Removed From Smith Mountain Reservoir

ROANOKE, Va., March 5, 2013 – The high-water event that helped fill the Smith Mountain Project this winter also washed clean the riverbanks of the tributaries that feed it. In the last few weeks alone Appalachian Power removed 528 tons of mostly woody debris from the Roanoke River arm of Smith Mountain Lake.
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Parties Propose Changes To Smith Mountain Project Shoreline Plan

ROANOKE, Va., Feb. 28, 2013 – Changes in how the shoreline is managed at Smith Mountain and Leesville lakes could be on the way if the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adopts a proposal it received today by several parties.
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Appalachian Power Ends Water Release Variance From Smith Mountain Project

ROANOKE, Va., February 22, 2013 – Water flows from Appalachian Power's Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Project are once again normal. The company releases water from the project into the Staunton River under a water release plan approved by state and federal regulators. From December 21 to January 18, water releases were lower than normal and done under a variance approved by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
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Smith Mountain Fish Habitat Project

It might seem odd, but fish just love trees. They also love cinderblocks, pipe and a host of other weird looking things, when they're put underwater, of course. They hide in it, and they hunt for food in it. An effort by Appalachian Power in late summer 2012 will help fishermen and property owners at Smith Mountain Lake learn just what type of stuff fish love best.
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Smith Mountain, Leesville Residents Reminded Of Call-In Reporting Number For Floating Debris

Rocky Mount, Va., Sept. 9, 2011 – Recent heavy rains in Southwestern Virginia have washed natural and man-made debris into the two reservoirs of the Smith Mountain Hydroelectric Project and Appalachian Power is reminding area property owners of its centralized process for reporting areas of debris.
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Visitors Center Above Smith Mountain Dam Open For Visitors

Sandy Level, Va., Sept. 8, 2011 – Appalachian Power has reopened its Visitors Center and observation area at the Smith Mountain Hydroelectric Project.
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