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Yadkin-Pee Dee

 Drought Management Advisory Group

At Duke Energy, we share a commitment with communities and water users along the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin to ensure that an abundant water supply is available to communities along the river. Conserving water is a shared responsibility among all water users, including individual households, particularly during drought conditions.

As part of our Yadkin-Pee Dee Hydro relicensing process, a Low Inflow Protocol (LIP) was developed with procedures for reductions in water use during periods of low inflow.  The fundamental goal of this LIP is to take staged actions in the Yadkin­ Pee Dee River Basin needed to delay the point at which available water storage in the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – FERC No. 2197) and the Yadkin-Pee Dee Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2206) (collectively, projects) reservoirs is fully depleted while maintaining downstream flows.  This LIP is intended to provide additional time to increase the probability that precipitation will restore streamflow and reservoir water elevations to normal ranges.

The Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin Drought Management Advisory Group (YPD-DMAG) consist of the following organizations:

  • Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI), 
  • Duke Energy Progress, LLC, 
  • North Carolina Division of Water Resources (NCDWR), 
  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC), 
  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), 
  • South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC),
  • The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), 
  • High Rock Lake Association (HRLA), 
  • Badin Lake Association (BLA), and 
  • South Carolina Pee Dee River Coalition (SCPDRC).
  • Lake Tillery homeowners representation
  • All owners of a Public Water System intake or a Non-Public Water User’s intake that withdraw from storage in one of the projects’ reservoirs.

In the LIP, drought stages are determined by the following three indicators:

  • How much water is in the High Rock Reservoir
  • How much water is flowing into the river basin 
  • The U.S. Drought Monitor, a government site that indicates areas experiencing a drought and the drought’s severity.

There are five stages, from stage 0 (a watch) to stage 4 (an emergency), and specific actions are detailed for each stage. Duke Energy and APGI perform a monthly evaluation of the three indicators to determine if the conditions in the basin will trigger the LIP.

2022 Updates

YPD-DMAG Update November 1, 2022
YPD-DMAG Update October 1, 2022
YPD-DMAG Update September 1, 2022
YPD-DMAG Update August 1, 2022
YPD-DMAG Update July 1, 2022
YPD-DMAG Update June 1, 2022
YPD-DMAG Update May 1, 2022
YPD-DMAG Update April 1, 2022
YPD-DMAG Update March 1, 2022
YPD-DMAG Update February 1, 2022
YPD-DMAG Update January 1, 2022

2021 Updates

YPD-DMAG Update December 1, 2021
YPD-DMAG Update November 1, 2021
YPD-DMAG Update October 1, 2021
YPD-DMAG Update September 1, 2021
YPD-DMAG Update August 1, 2021
YPD-DMAG Update July 1, 2021
YPD-DMAG Update June 1, 2021
YPD-DMAG Update May 1, 2021
YPD-DMAG Update April 1, 2021
YPD-DMAG Update March 1, 2021
YPD-DMAG Update February 1, 2021
YPD-DMAG Update January 1, 2021

 

2020 Updates

YPD-DMAG Update December 1, 2020
YPD-DMAG Update November 1, 2020
YPD-DMAG Update October 1, 2020
YPD-DMAG Update September 1, 2020
YPD-DMAG Update August 1, 2020
YPD-DMAG Update July 1, 2020
YPD-DMAG Update June 1, 2020
YPD-DMAG Update May 1, 2020
YPD-DMAG Update April 1, 2020
YPD-DMAG Update March 1, 2020
YPD-DMAG Update February 1, 2020
YPD-DMAG Update January 1, 2020

 

2019 Updates

YPD-DMAG Update December 1, 2019
YPD-DMAG Update November 1, 2019
YPD-DMAG Update October 1, 2019
YPD-DMAG Update September 1, 2019
YPD-DMAG Update August 1, 2019
YPD-DMAG Update July 1, 2019
YPD-DMAG Update June 1, 2019
YPD-DMAG Update May 1, 2019
YPD-DMAG Update April 1, 2019
YPD-DMAG Update March 1, 2019
YPD-DMAG Update February 1, 2019
YPD-DMAG Update January 1, 2019

2018 Updates

YPD-DMAG Update December 1, 2018
YPD-DMAG Update November 1, 2018
YPD-DMAG Update October 1, 2018
YPD-DMAG Update September 1, 2018
YPD-DMAG Update August 1, 2018
YPD-DMAG Update July 1, 2018
YPD-DMAG Update June 1, 2018
YPD-DMAG Update May 5, 2018
YPD-DMAG Update April 1, 2018
YPD-DMAG Update March 1, 2018
YPD-DMAG Update February 1, 2018
YPD-DMAG Update January 1, 2018

2017 Updates

YPD-DMAG Update December 1, 2017
YPD-DMAG Update November 1, 2017
YPD-DMAG Update October 1, 2017
YPD-DMAG Update September 1, 2017
YPD-DMAG Update August 1, 2017
YPD-DMAG Update July 1, 2017
YPD-DMAG Update June 1, 2017
YPD-DMAG Update May 1, 2017

2015 Updates

YPD-DMAG Update September 1, 2015
YPD-DMAG Update September 15, 2015
YPD-DMAG Update August 1, 2015
YPD-DMAG Update July 1, 2015