Lake Chesdin’s dropping water levels could lead to water restrictions

Posted at 7:27 AM, Jul 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-19 07:27:08-04

LAKE CHESDIN, Va (WTVR) -- Concern over falling water levels along Lake Chesdin is rising.  Today the lake's levels are expected to be discussed during a board meeting with the Appomattox River Water Authority.  Up for consideration is the possibility to implement water restrictions.

As it stands the lake is about three feet below the dam.  Once it reaches 80 inches below the dam, the restrictions could be enforced.

Those who use the lake for recreational purposes and for drinking, have been closely watching the levels.

Some residents have been out the past few days trying to stay cool on the water.  Sharon Poole said as she enjoys the lake, she is also closely monitoring what happens due to concerns the recent dry spell could mirror the drought of 2010.

"Two years ago, it completely dried up almost," said resident Sharon Poole.  "So it's getting like it is again this year, like it was two years ago."

The public meeting will take place today, Thursday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Appomattox River Water Authority:
21300 Chesdin Road
Petersburg, Virginia  23803