on Jun 22, 2010 12:00 AM • Views 3957
Media Contact: Doug Besler
828-659-3324
doug.besler@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 22, 2010) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is alerting boaters, anglers and hikers that Duke Energy is lowering water levels at Tanassee Creek and Wolf Creek lakes to facilitate inspection procedures.

Unexpected rapid increases in water flow, due to water releases, make it unsafe for hikers and anglers to be in areas below the dams.

Additionally, water levels in both lakes were lowered enough to eliminate the use of the lakes’ public boat ramps. Levels are expected to drop even further before the repair work is completed.

Work is expected to take a number of weeks. For status updates, visit Duke Energy’s website, www.duke-energy.com/lakes/nantahala/nantahala-lake-levels.asp, or call 800-829-5253 and choose option 5.