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  • 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...
  • 03/06/2017in Events, Latest News

    LWA Annual Meeting is March 25

    We will be meeting at the Rock Bottom Pond facility at 1530 Buck Hill Rd. Ridgeway on March 25. Breakfast at 8:30 with meeting starting at 9:00. Speakers will include SC DNR, Duke Energy, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Kershaw County Sheriff. Directions from Camden/Lugoff: Turn at Taco Bell in Lugoff. This is Highway 5 /...
  • 01/23/2017in Latest News

    Catawba River Basin Experiencing High Runoff

    The following is a message from Duke Energy: January 23, 2017 Due to the rainfall over the weekend, the Catawba River Basin is experiencing high runoff. This will result in a gate opening at both Fishing Creek and Cedar Creek later this afternoon. Lake Wateree is at 98.2 and stable. This evening we anticipate Lake...
  • 10/07/2016in Latest News

    A Message from Duke Energy

    The following is a message from Duke Energy: October 7, 2016 The National Weather Service is forecasting rainfall for the Catawba River Basin particularly from Charlotte south. Lake Wateree is at 96.9 and we are continuing to make adjustments as necessary to accommodate anticipated rainfall. At this time we do not believe that Lake Wateree...
  • 09/13/2016in Events, Latest News

    Wateree PDCC and Open House September 19th

    >>>>SAVE THE DATE<<<< FAIRFIELD AND KERSHAW COUNTY DIGITAL PRELIMINARY FLOOD MAPS ARE READY FOR PUBLIC VIEWING Date: 09/19/2016 Subject: Wateree PDCC and Open House (Update) Time: 4 pm -7 pm Location: Kershaw County Government Center, Council Chambers, 515 Walnut St, Camden, SC 29020 The open house provides residents of Fair...
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