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Heavy rains raise Lake Wateree levels
Also, large inflatables banned on lake
Large Inflatable
A large inflatable trampoline floats on Lake Wateree during a past summer season. Duke Energy, which manages the lake, said such inflatables are now banned and must be permanently removed by lake homeowners. Also, Duke is alerting lake residents of possible higher lake levels due to heavy thunderstorms and accompanying rains during recent days in North Carolina at the top of the Catawba-Wateree river chain. - photo by Provided by Duke Energy
Heavy thunderstorms and accompanying rains during the past weekend in North Carolina caused a threat of flash floods along the Catawba River basin, which includes Lake Wateree at the southernmost end. Duke Energy owns the series of lakes along the Catawba River and issued this caution: “As you are aware, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for a large area in the region. We are experiencing heavy runoff into the Lower Catawba-Wateree River Basin following significant rainfall and more is expected later today and tomorrow.