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Lake Norman water levels are high again! Updated Jan. 5th 2018

lake norman water levels when high

Duke Energy just released the warning below with an update and caution due to yet another storm that arrived today. Due to our unusually high amounts of rain and snow, our Lake Norman water levels have been unusually high this past month.  100′ is full pond so at 98.6 we have some wiggle room but based upon the Duke Energy warning below, we can expect increasing lake water levels for the next few days at least. To get an idea of what it looks like when Lake Norman is a “full pond”  I took this photo a few years ago when it was at full pond and as  you can see even the dock is slightly under water!

Here is the official update from Duke Energy from today, January 5th.

Lake Norman

05-JAN-19 The Catawba River Basin is experiencing increased runoff from the recent rainfall. Based on current conditions, Lake Norman and Mountain Island Lake will be higher than normal for several days. The Duke Energy hydro operations team is aggressively moving water through the river system. We will provide updates as conditions change. As always, we encourage residents living along lakes, streams and other lower 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 duke-energy.com/lakes or by calling 800.829.5253.

98.8 ft.

As of 01/05/2019 at 10:06AM

Lake Norman water levels when full
Lake Norman dock slightly under water when at full pond
Note in this photo that the floating portion of the dock is actually higher than the fixed dock!  This is why we have floating docks here since the water levels vary a bit throughout the year.
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