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Lake Norman water levels are at full pond!

Lake Norman water levels when full

Wow, we have had a lot of rain this weekend and more is on the way!  I just wanted to give you all a heads up that Lake Norman is officially at “full pond”.  I drove around and the water is even topping over a few walkways out to docks.  It is quite beautiful! Here is the update from Duke Energy.  Remember that we have the Cowan’s Ford Dam mentioned below so the water will spill down to Mountain Island Lake where there may be some flooding.

Lake Norman

09-JUN-19 4:00 PM The Catawba River Basin is experiencing significant inflows from the recent rainfall. The Hickory area has received more than 11 inches of rainfall in the last 48 hours and additional rainfall is in the forecast. The Duke Energy hydro operations team is aggressively moving water through the river system with a floodgate partially open at Cowans Ford dam. Mountain Island Lake will begin spilling today but is not expected to exceed 106 ft. We will provide updates as conditions change. As always, we encourage those living along lakes, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone areas to pay special attention to changing weather conditions and take any necessary precautions. Updated lake levels are available any time at, and by calling 800-829-5253.

100.0 ft.

As of 06/09/2019 at 04:20PM


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