Lake Glenville - 5 Day Message HistoryACTIVE
Last Update: 7/31/2014 10:33:20 AM
To facilitate equipment maintenance at Thorpe Hydroelectric Plant, we may partially open a gate at Lake Glenville the afternoon of Thursday, July 31 to approximate a 250 cfs flow rate. The spillway gate may stay open for several days depending on rainfall and Thorpe Plant returning to service. Duke Energy may make unscheduled gate releases without any prior warning or notice if warranted by significant rainfall. WARNING: high flows and the natural environment of the bypassed reach can create dangerous conditions. The bypass is six miles long, narrow and challenging, and is recommended for advanced paddlers only. Fishermen should be alert to rapidly changing flow and dangerous conditions.
Last Update: 5/23/2014 10:06:27 AM
Duke Energy will gradually lower Lake Glenville in preparation for building the Pines Recreation Area this fall. As currently planned, the lake level will slowly decline from its Normal Target Elevation, falling below the Normal Minimum Elevation just after Labor Day. The construction plan calls for the lake level to decline by 16 feet below full pond by November 1, 2014, and refilling the lake beginning in mid-December. The Powerhouse Access Area boat ramps owned by Duke Energy and operated by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are expected to stay open during this period. To meet the construction schedule, Duke Energy may periodically open a spillway gate at Lake Glenville to release water downstream. We expect these releases will be at levels similar to the whitewater recreation flow releases in the Tuckasegee River Bypassed Reach downstream of Glenville Dam. When possible, we will notify the public ahead of time through our website and phone line. Please be aware that higher than average rainfall may require more significant and/or unplanned releases.
Please stay alert to changing weather conditions. Updated lake levels are available any time at http://www.duke-energy.com/lakes/levels.asp and at 800-829-5253. We will continue to closely monitor conditions and will provide updates as forecasts and conditions change.