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UPDATE: Duke Energy Reports Some Streams Have Crested Aug. 27, 2008 - 5:15 p.m.

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Duke Energy continues moving the excess rainfall received overnight downstream and reports that some streams have crested. There is no change in the earlier update as far as anticipated lake levels:

  • Lake James, Lake Rhodhiss, Lake Hickory - expected to reach full pond or above today during the evening
  • Lookout Shoals - reached full pond this afternoon (Duke Energy will operate a gate at Oxford dam on Lake Hickory to try to keep Lookout Shoals just below 102 feet)
  • Lake Norman, Mountain Island - levels increasing but expected to remain below full pond today
  • Lake Wylie - expected to reach full pond today, however, Duke Energy will operate a gate to continue water moving downstream
  • Fishing Creek - gate operating today to keep water moving downstream
  • Lake Wateree - expected to reach full pond and begin spilling overnight - NOTE - a lake level of 102.5 feet or above may occur overnight

This forecast is based on rainfall received. Additional rainfall received in the basin today can change this timeline.

Residents who live in low lying, flood prone areas should take appropriate precautions now to plan for this high water event. Continue to monitor the National Weather Service and follow local emergency management officials' recommendations for required actions.

Boaters are reminded to be alert to floating debris. For the most current information on lake levels, please go to

Updates will be provided throughout this event.

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