RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — The Claytor Hydroelectric Project says in preparation for heavy rainfall and the potential for high water flows associated with Hurricane Ian, Appalachian Power (AEP) plans to start lowering the reservoir on Wednesday night.

Lake residents are asked by AEP to remove or secure items within the Claytor Project Boundary and be aware of any floating debris.

They say the target elevation is 1841 feet and is expected to be reached by 6 p.m. on Friday. On a normal day AEP says the reservoir operates between 1845 and 1846 feet.

AEP says for updates on the water levels you can visit their website here.