Lake Chesdin Fills Up
There’s been a dramatic change in the water levels in Lake Chesdin.
Several days of steady rainfall have the levels in the lake close to the top of the dam. That means they are well above the emergency restriction line and are, in fact, over the mandatory restriction level.
Covington: It's difficult to determine exactly how positive results we'll see from this wonderful rain that we've just had; it's what we've all been praying for.
Chesterfield County Utilities Director Roy Covington said last week:
Covington: Because of many factors, the degree of saturation in the ground within the Appomattox basin, the hundreds of farm ponds that were probably dry along the river between here and Farmville, for example, they're probably full now, so it's difficult to tell exactly what the positive results would be. We anticipate it will be a significant improvement.
Emergency restrictions, for now, remain in place. Parts of Chesterfield as well as Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie and Prince George counties depend on Lake Chesdin for their water.
John Ogle, WCVE News