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...

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...