By Chris Bechtler
Manager, Crazy Horse Marina
As a dammed body of water, Smith Mountain Lake is susceptible to occasional severe flooding.
Be it from a stalled tropical system or spring thaw, abnormally high water does occur. Recent history suggests that AEP has a good grasp on managing the flow of the river and thus the water levels. While there was some flooding upstream during recent major rain events, SML and our neighbors downstream were not severely impacted.