About AEP Lake Levels Page
For clarification, SML tailwater elevation is the elevation of water at the
base of SML dam; Leesville Lake Forebay level is the elevation of water at
the lake surface above the Leesville Dam, whereas Leesville tail water is
the level of the Staunton River at the base of Leesville dam. When the LVL
forebay is higher than the SML tail water, water is being pumped to SML and
the flow of water is in that direction. The opposite occurs when the LVL
forebay is lower than the SML tail water.