Here is Duke’s latest update.  With the current high water event, let’s observe a voluntary No Wake Alert and drive slow with no wake to prevent property damage, erosion and for your safety.

The following information is an updated message from Duke Energy:

Conditions are gradually improving in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin.  A gate remains partially open at Fishing Creek and Cedar Creek Hydro Stations upstream form Lake Wateree.

The gate at Cedar Creek has been partially lowered to allow Lake Wateree to gradually decline.  Lake Wateree levels will stay under 101 feet based on current conditions.  As Duke Energy continues moving water through the system in preparation for rainfall forecasted later this week, Lake Wateree is expected to stay above 100 ft.   We continue to closely monitor conditions and operate the system to reduce impacts.

Please stay alert to changing conditions, as additional rainfall could lead to higher lake levels.

Updated lake levels are available any time at http://www.duke-energy.com/lakes/levels.asp and by calling 800-829-5253. For your convenience, online lake level information is now smart phone-friendly. We will provide additional updates if conditions change.

George A. Galleher, P.E.
Power Generation Hydro Operations and Compliance
704 382 5236