Our recent moderate drought has hit Lake Norman particularly hard. Today, according to Duke Energy’s daily lake level chart, our lake is at 94.3 almost 4 feet below the target of 98. If you look at the chart you will notice that Duke Energy has lowered Lake Norman’s level well below the other 16 lakes of the Catawba, Keowee-Toxaway & Broad River. My guess is this may be in part because we have our dam so they are better able to control our levels and are allowing other lakes to retain more water in case the drought doesn’t end soon.
The wonderful photo above was shared by one of my new favorite Lake Norman blogs: homeiswheretheboatis.net in which readers are treated to fun and stunning photos of and articles about her dogs, food/recipes, home decor & decorating ideas, and life in Lake Norman. Continue reading