Duke Energy

Wolf Creek Lake - 5 Day Message History

ACTIVE
Last Update: 4/16/2015 4:30:20 PM
To facilitate maintenance work at Tennessee Creek Hydro Station, Duke Energy has lowered Lakes Tanasee Creek and Wolf Creek. With the hydro station out of service, Tanasee Creek and Wolf Creek Lakes have risen and are both now above elevation 81 feet (bottom of the spillway gate). The Wolf Creek boat ramp is now open as lake levels are above the minimum access ramp elevation following closure of the spillway gate. Tanasee Creek gate is still open and spilling. Please note that with variable flow rates during the maintenance work, both areas below these two dams should be avoided. Maintenance work is scheduled to be completed in May. Closer to the completion date, Tanasee Creek spillway gate will be closed, and the lake level will refill toward the Normal Minimum Target level by mid May 2015. The refill rate is based on the weather and work schedule. 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.





ACTIVE
Last Update: 10/6/2014 10:30:30 AM
To facilitate maintenance work at Tennessee Creek Hydro Station this fall and winter, Duke Energy will gradually lower Lakes Tanasee Creek and Wolf Creek to 50 feet below full pond by early November. As currently planned, the lake levels will fall below the Normal Minimum Elevation at the close of the recreational season, just after Labor Day. The current plan calls for both lakes to refill to the Normal Minimum Target level by early March 2015, but the refill rate is weather- and work schedule-dependent. The Powerhouse Access Area boat ramps owned by Duke Energy and operated by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will close in mid-September and reopen when the lakes have refilled. 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.