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 27-MAR-2017 18:05 EDT

Roanoke River

Project Normal Full Pond Forebay Actual (Feet) Tail Water (Feet)
Niagara 885.00 885.31
Smith Mountain 795.00 793.88 610.62
Leesville 613.00 610.53 533.84

Smith Mountain Adjusted Elevation: 795.27
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 2002.86 1960.70 1202
Byllesby 2079.20 2078.77 2023.63 1288
Claytor 1846.00 1845.55 1729.36 1297

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 614.00 614.00 591.27 9354
Marmet 590.00 590.02 568.58 7198
Winfield 566.00 566.14 542.92 7636

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

James River

Project Normal Full Pond Forebay Actual (Feet) Tail Water (Feet) Tail Water Flow (CFS)
Reusens 550.70 551.04 517.52 2751

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 560.00 561.02 540.97 0

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Saint Joseph River

Project Normal Full Pond Forebay Actual (Feet) Tail Water (Feet) Tail Water Flow (CFS)
Constantine 782.90 783.06 771.86
Mottville summer: 770.40
winter: 770.00
770.39 759.96 2616
Elkhart summer: 741.50
winter: 739.50
741.61 722.36
Twin Branch 717.10 717.14 696.18 5915
Buchanan summer: 637.50
winter: 637.00
637.51 624.18 5331
Berrien Springs 623.50 623.51 600.10 6877

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

Additional Information

AS OF 05:00 THIS MORNING MONDAY MARCH 27, 2017, INFLOW TO THE SMITH MOUNTAIN PROJECT WAS 902 CFS AND THE DISCHARGE FROM LEESVILLE 847 CFS. THE ADJUSTED RESERVOIR ELEVATION WAS 795.29'. THE FLOW RATE AT THE USGS GAUGE AT BROOKNEAL WAS 1340 CFS, STAGE 4.95' AND AT ALTAVISTA 1110 CFS, STAGE 3.76'.