Duke Energy lowering lakes to prepare for heavy rainfall


Heavy rain from Hurricane Sally is forecast across the Carolinas this week, which will result in higher lake and river levels across the Nantahala, Catawba, Yadkin and Keowee-Toxaway river basins. To prepare for the storm, Duke Energy is lowering lake levels by aggressively moving water through these river systems.

Lake residents should prepare for possible flooding conditions and closely monitor lake levels. High water conditions can create navigational hazards.

We urge people living along lakes and rivers or in flood-prone areas to use caution, follow directions from emergency managers, pay close attention to changing weather and streamflow conditions and stay informed.

We are posting real-time updates on:

  • Duke Energy’s webpage: duke-energy.com/lakes
  • Duke Energy’s lake services phone line: 800.829.5253
  • Duke Energy’s free Lake View app (downloadable from your cell phone app store)

Duke Energy media line: 800.559.3853

Author: Margaret Beveridge