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About the Shoreline Management Plan
What is the SMP and how was it developed
Shoreline Management Plan for Smith Mountain Lake The purpose of the Shoreline Management Plan (SMP or Plan) for the Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Project (FERC No. 2210) (Project) is to provide guidelines and regulations for shoreline development for Smith Mountain Lake and Leesville Lake. The SMP must also ensure the protection and enhancement of the Project's recreational, environmental, cultural, and scenic resources and the Project's primary function, which is the production of electricity. Need more! Neil???
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Appalachian Power Company (Appalachian) operates the Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Project (Project) in accordance with a License issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Under the terms of its FERC License, and in accordance with Sections 10(A)(1) and 4(e) of the Federal Power Act, Appalachian has the authority to develop a Shoreline Management Plan to provide guidelines and regulations for shoreline development at Smith Mountain and Leesville Lakes.

 The Shoreline Management Plan is a comprehensive plan intended to manage the multiple resources and uses of the lakes' shorelines so that they are consistent with Appalachian's FERC License requirements and Project purposes. The Shoreline Management Plan is meant to ensure the protection and enhancement of the Project’s recreational, environmental, cultural, and scenic resources.  In addition, the Shoreline Management Plan is necessary in order to protect the Project’s primary function, which is the production of electricity.

 The Shoreline Management Plan was originally developed in 2003.  The Plan was amended by FERC Order in 2006 and 2007, and was incorporated into Appalachian’s new License for the Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Project in 2009.  The Shoreline Management Plan was most recently updated by FERC Order Modifying and Approving Updated Shoreline Management Plan issued on January 30, 2014. 

 

Specific goals of the Shoreline Management Plan include: 

1.       Protecting and enhancing environmental attributes such as streambed and riparian areas, wetlands, habitat and spawning areas.

2.       Preserving and enhancing the natural scenic quality of the shoreline for both boaters and shore viewers and preserving specific scenic attributes.

3.       Protecting cultural resources.

4.       Enhancing recreational opportunities by considering boating densities and navigation and maximizing available use of the project waters by the public.

5.       Cooperating with multiple governmental entities that surround the Project to coordinate adjacent land uses and proposed infrastructure with shoreline uses and to coordinate with the local governments, and state and federal agencies to protect resources.

6.       Working with the same entities to coordinate permitting efforts.

7.       Minimizing impacts among contrasting uses.

8.       Striving for a balance that supports local economic interests yet protects environmental and recreational resources and that allows the public to enjoy these interests and resources.

 

For more information about the Shoreline Management Plan, please visit Appalachian’s website for the Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Project at www.smithmtn.com


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Appalachian Power Company’s Shoreline Management staff is responsible for the review of permit applications for boat docks, piers, landings, vegetation management, and shoreline stabilization at Smith Mountain and Leesville lakes. Property owners are encouraged to contact Appalachian staff early in the planning process.

Members of the shoreline management team are available to discuss shoreline plans by phone, appointment, or on a walk-in basis at the Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) office, Suite 2100 (lower level) of the Lakewood Professional Center, 400 Scruggs Road (Rt. 616), Moneta, Va.

Appalachian staff offers walk-in assistance at the SMLA location on Friday afternoons, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise posted.) Appalachian staff is available at other times by advance appointment, either in its downtown Roanoke office or the Appalachian Power service center in Rocky Mount. Appointments may be scheduled by calling (540) 985-2544.

Information about shoreline management, including application forms, contacts, and frequently asked questions, are available on the company’s website at www.smithmtn.com. Online users can like the company’s Smith Mountain Project Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SmithMtnProject.

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