**For an update on our 2015 lake levels go to: http://bestrealestatelakenorman.com/caution-lake-norman-water-levels-unusually-low-due-to-drought
If you live on Lake Norman you can’t help but notice that the water levels have lowered fairly suddenly by about 2 feet which is VERY unusual. Well, it turns out, according to an update on 9/11/12 on the Duke Energy website, that:
Duke Energy is operating Lake Norman at or below 96.5 feet to support temporary maintenance work at McGuire Nuclear Station through mid-October. This is lower than our target level for this time of year of 98 feet but is within the normal operating range.
Today Lake Norman’s water level is at 96′. I have written in the past about how Duke manages Lake Norman’s water levels: Lake Norman Real Estate: Lake Levels, Rain and Drought. Since Duke Energy controls the Lake Levels for all 12 lakes on their power grid we are not prone to erratic fluctuations which is great. In the photo above you can see from the color of the gravel that normally they are under water. When you see more exposed “red” dirt or sand most likely this is due to lower lake levels.
It is nice to know our lower Lake Norman water levels are only temporary!
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