(Duke Energy sent the following update at 1 p.m., Wednesday.)
CHARLOTTE, NC - Duke Energy continues moving water downstream in order to protect the dams, reservoirs and public safety along the 225-mile Catawba-Wateree River. In some locations, stream flows are registering record highs from the huge rainfall amounts received in our region. More showers and thunderstorms are predicted this afternoon/evening. Based on current information, operating experience and the forecast for more rain, Duke Energy provides the following updated information:
This forecast is based on rainfall received. Additional rainfall received in the basin todaycan changethis 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 https://www.duke-energy.com/lakes/levels.asp .
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