Duke Energy

Nantahala Lake - 5 Day Message History

Last Update: 8/3/2015 3:20:18 PM
Duke Energy will partially open a spillway gate at the Nantahala Dam on Friday, August 14, 2015 around noon and close the gate around 4PM. Estimated flows are expected to be close to the 250 cfs Nantahala River Bypass recreation release at the Cascades from approximately 4 PM until 7 PM. Note that the Nantahala River Bypass will have elevated flows down to the Nantahala Powerhouse until 8 PM or later. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment of the bypassed reach can create dangerous conditions. Fishermen should be alert to rapidly changing flow and dangerous conditions. We continue to closely monitor conditions and operate the hydro system to reduce impacts. Updated lake levels are available any time at www.Duke-Energy.com/lakes and at 800-829-5253. 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. We will provide additional updates if conditions change.