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  • 01/17/2018in Latest News

    Wateree Home Owners Association of Fairfield County and Lake Wateree Association Merge Memberships

    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 i...
  • 12/29/2017in Events, Latest News

    January 6th Community Meeting – Algae on Lake Wateree

    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,...
  • 12/28/2017in Latest News

    Duke Energy to begin Catawba Basin Projects

    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...
  • 09/08/2017in Latest News

    Hurricane Irma Update from Duke Energy

    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 res...
  • 06/21/2017in Events, Latest News

    July 4th Fireworks on Lake Wateree

    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...
  • 06/01/2017in Events, Latest News

    Water Watcher Training June 24th

    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 ...
  • 05/25/2017in Latest News

    High Water Event

    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...
  • 05/12/2017in Latest News

    Fire at Lake Wateree Dam

    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...
  • 04/24/2017in Latest News

    High Water Event — UPDATE 4:30

    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 co...
  • 04/24/2017in Latest News

    High Water Event

    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...
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