Public input sought on public access for Lake Cornelius

   

PRESS RELEASE

Cornelius – As part of their 2015 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) re-licensing of its hydropower project, Duke Energy is obligated to provide multiple public access points along the Catawba-Wateree River and Lake System. Duke Energy is considering the shoreline of Lake Cornelius for one of these projects. Lake Cornelius is an approximately 112-acre body of water with roughly 4.5 miles of shoreline, separated from the rest of Lake Norman by I-77. There is currently no public access on Lake Cornelius.

Duke Energy and the Town of Cornelius are co-hosting a meeting to gather public feedback on the proposed project on January 23, 2019. It will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Community Room of Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue. The meeting will be drop-in style where citizens can come at any point to learn more and provide feedback. A town-wide survey is also open to Cornelius residents and business owners, now through February 23, 2019. The town encourages all Cornelius residents to participate, though only one survey response per address is allowed.

For more information on the proposed project, the community meeting, and a link to the survey, visit www.cornelius.org/LakeCornelius.

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