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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...