Hydro Plant Levels & Flows

This information is updated every hour for river users near AEP's hydroelectric facilities. See plant locations.

Explanation of terms: The 'Forebay' and 'Tailwater' numbers show the elevation, in feet above sea level, of the water levels just upstream and downstream of the plants. 'Tailwater Flow' is the hourly average of the river flow just downstream of the plants, measured in cubic feet per second.

Updated 16-OCT-2018 12:50 EDT

Roanoke River

Project Normal Full Pond Forebay Actual (Feet) Tail Water (Feet)
Niagara 885.00 885.63
Smith Mountain 795.00 794.51 606.69
Leesville 613.00 606.13 535.93

Smith Mountain Adjusted Elevation: 795.30
This is the level the lake would be if the water currently held in the lower Leesville Lake for reuse were pumped back into Smith Mountain Lake.

See the Additional Information section below for plant-specific notices.

New River

Project Normal Full Pond Forebay Actual (Feet) Tail Water (Feet) Tail Water Flow (CFS)
Buck 2003.40 1997.49 1961.49 5524
Byllesby 2079.20 2074.78 2023.63 7787
Claytor 1846.00 1845.46 1732.24 6750

Our New River Flows & Forecasts pages show information about releases from AEP's Claytor dam and forecasted water conditions downstream.

See the Additional Information section below for plant-specific notices.

Kanawha River

Project Normal Full Pond Forebay Actual (Feet) Tail Water (Feet) Tail Water Flow (CFS)
London 614.00 614.06 597.07 2714
Marmet 590.00 589.93 576.29 4024
Winfield 566.00 565.98 548.27 6384

See the Additional Information section below for plant-specific notices.

Ohio River

Project Normal Full Pond Forebay Actual (Feet) Tail Water (Feet) Tail Water Flow (CFS)
Racine 560.00 560.83 542.74 0

See the Additional Information section below for plant-specific notices.

Saint Joseph River

Project Normal Full Pond Forebay Actual (Feet) Tail Water (Feet) Tail Water Flow (CFS)
Constantine 782.90 782.89 771.76
Mottville summer: 770.40
winter: 770.00
770.43 758.80 1931
Elkhart summer: 741.50
winter: 739.50
741.63 722.23
Twin Branch 717.10 717.00 695.95 3552
Buchanan summer: 637.50
winter: 637.00
637.51 625.26 3802
Berrien Springs 623.50 623.45 599.22 6007

See the Additional Information section below for plant-specific notices.

Additional Information

AS OF 05:00 THIS MORNING TUESDAY OCTOBER 16, 2018, INFLOW TO THE SMITH MOUNTAIN PROJECT WAS 2858 CFS AND THE DISCHARGE FROM LEESVILLE 4989 CFS. THE ADJUSTED RESERVOIR ELEVATION WAS 795.34'. THE FLOW RATE AT THE USGS GAUGE AT BROOKNEAL WAS 6280 CFS, STAGE 9.69' AND AT ALTAVISTA 5000 CFS, STAGE 6.15'.

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