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Shoreline Management Plan

Duke Energy has developed a Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for both Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee. Shoreline management planning is essential to protect and enhance the scenic, recreational, cultural and environmental values of the reservoirs. The SMP is a tool to guide responsible pier and marina construction, shoreline stabilization, excavation and other construction activities within the lake boundary. The purpose of the SMP is to provide continued public and private access while protecting the lake’s natural resources. The Shoreline Management Guidelines (SMG) are another tool used in combination with shoreline management plan maps to guide responsible use of the lakes. The SMG provide specific criteria for conducting many construction, stabilization and excavation activities within the lake boundary.