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Duke Energy is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensee for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2503, Keowee-Toxaway Project or Project). The Project consists of the Jocassee Development and the Keowee Development in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina. The FERC license identifies all Project purposes (such as operation and maintenance, flowage, public recreation, public access, protection of environmental resources, and shoreline control) and specifies requirements associated with operation of the Project. The Licensee is responsible for operating and maintaining the Project in accordance with the license requirements and for ensuring Project lands and waters are protected and maintained for their designated Project purposes. Licensees have an ongoing responsibility to supervise and manage shoreline development to ensure it is not inconsistent with Project purposes, including protection and enhancement of the Project’s scenic, recreational, cultural, and other environmental values. This Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) is a comprehensive management tool for managing requests for shoreline activities within the FERC Project Boundary in a manner consistent with Project purposes.

This SMP includes the following components:

  • Shoreline Classification Maps (Appendix A)
  • Shoreline Classifications and Lake Use Restrictions (Appendix B)
  • Shoreline Management Guidelines (SMG) (Appendix C), which include the Shoreline Stabilization Technique Selection Process (SSTSP) and the Procedure to Allow Docks to Follow the Water
  • Shoreline Classification Examples (Appendix D)
  • Process for Structure Renovation and Removal (Appendix E)
  • Consultation Record (Appendix F)

Duke Energy recently updated the previous Jocassee SMP and Keowee SMP and merged the two into a single Keowee-Toxaway Project SMP. The SMP maps identify areas along the water’s edge where individual piers, multi-slip marinas, shoreline stabilization, excavation and other permitted activities may be eligible.

The SMP maps and guidelines are on this site are for your review.

Keowee-Toxaway Shoreline Management Plan (pdf, 3.3 MB)

Keowee-Toxaway Shoreline Management Guidelines (pdf, 12.6 MB)

For information in addition to what is posted here, please contact Duke Energy's Lake Services Office at 1-800-443-5193.