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Duke Energy monitoring lake levels after days of rainy weather

(Source: Alex Giles) (Source: Alex Giles)
UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A lake in Union County was closed to boaters Wednesday due to high water levels.

Union County officials posted a note about the closure on Facebook, saying the lake at Cane Creek Park would remain closed until further notice. 

The photo shows the lake water rising above the boat dock. The county said on Facebook that the lake will be closed to boaters indefinitely.

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Neighbor Rachel Brady lives right across the street from the lake. She said Wednesday seemed to be the first day in awhile where her community did not get any rain.

“We’ve been having an abundance of rain,” Brady said with a chuckle. She said the rain has been taking a toll on her garden.

“(It’s) just now beginning to grow and doing well, but it had so much water on it. I’m not sure what it might do to it,” Brady said. 

The Cane Creek Park Lake isn’t the only local lake with high water levels right now.

According to Duke Energy’s measurements, Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake and Lake Wylie were all measuring above their target water levels as of Wednesday night. 

The lake levels are something Duke Energy continues to monitor.

“We are staffed 24 hours a day and we manage the reservoirs along the Catawba River Basin by continually monitoring conditions and that’s what we’re doing right now is monitoring the rainfall. The safety of the downstream residents is our top priority,” said Duke Energy spokeswoman Heather Danenhower.

The lake levels can be viewed at this link.

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