After a combined 55+ years of service to the communities surrounding Lake Wateree, the two organizations proudly announce the merging of their memberships! Actually, a transition team of upwards of twelve individuals from both organizations researched the potential to merge for nearly a year. Investigative topics included realigning neighborhoods into membership groups, evaluating the corporate

What would it be like to not be able to dock your boat or swim in the water off your shore because the surface was covered with ugly, smelly, toxic algae? Some Lake Wateree residents are experiencing that already – and more will soon – if this growing problem is not effectively handled. In 2017,

Duke Energy to begin Catawba Basin Projects

Thursday, 28 December 2017 by

The following is a message from Duke Energy: Federal approval allows Duke Energy to begin construction of 31 projects along the Catawba River basin over the next five years. A total of 89 recreation projects will be enhanced or constructed over a 20-year period. On December 19, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave Duke

Hurricane Irma Update from Duke Energy

Friday, 08 September 2017 by

Due to Hurricane Irma, Duke Energy is preparing for significant rainfall in both the upper and lower areas of the Catawba-Wateree River basin. Preparations include proactively moving water out of our reservoirs and lowering lake levels to increase reservoir storage capacity. Before and after Hurricane Irma passes through, flow releases from our reservoirs will be

July 4th Fireworks on Lake Wateree

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 by

It’s Almost July 4th! It wouldn’t be the same on the lake without the annual fireworks show each year. The fireworks will be held Tuesday evening, July 4 at around 9:15 pm. Same location as previous years – near Clearwater Cove Marina. WPUB 102.7 FM will be airing patriotic music during the fireworks, so turn your

Water Watcher Training June 24th

Thursday, 01 June 2017 by

LWA Members: The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is holding a Water Watcher Training for residents on and around Lake Wateree. Water Watchers are trained volunteers who are the network of eyes, ears and voice of the Catawba River. Led by our Riverkeeper, Sam Perkins, this training will include instruction on the latest techniques, procedures, legal aspects,

High Water Event

Thursday, 25 May 2017 by

LWA Members: The following is from Duke Energy: May 25, 2017 The Catawba River Basin has seen significant stream flows from the latest storm event. Fishing Creek and Cedar Creek Hydro stations will open floodgates to manage the runoff throughout the basin. Lake Wateree is currently at 97.98 and slowly increasing. Lake Wateree will begin

Fire at Lake Wateree Dam

Friday, 12 May 2017 by

LWA Members: Late yesterday afternoon a breaker box on Wateree Hydro Dam Unit 3 caught fire. All units are currently unavailable. Units 3, 4, and 5 will be out of service for an indefinite period of time. We are working to bring Units 1 and/or 2 back to service. Duke Energy has reduced releases from

High Water Event — UPDATE 4:30

Monday, 24 April 2017 by

April 24, 2017 (Updated at 4:30 pm) Current level 98.2 The Catawba River Basin continues to experience high runoff due to the significant rainfall received over the past two days. Upstream tributaries are overflowing, and with additional rain forecasted through Tuesday, Lake Wateree is expected to begin spilling tomorrow, April 25. Spilling will continue for

High Water Event

Monday, 24 April 2017 by

April 24, 2017 The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Lake Wateree. They are forecasting the lake to crest at 101.9 on Wednesday afternoon. Please make all necessary precautions. We will provide additional updates if conditions change. Updated lake levels are available any time at http://www.duke-energy.com/lakes and by calling 800-829-5253.​