Catawba NC-McDowell NC-Alexander NC-Iredell NC-Caldwell NC-Burke NC-
1031 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a
* Flood Advisory for...
Northeastern Catawba County in the Piedmont of North Carolina...
East central McDowell County in western North Carolina...
Southwestern Alexander County in the Piedmont of North Carolina...
West central Iredell County in the Piedmont of North Carolina...
Southeastern Caldwell County in western North Carolina...
Central Burke County in western North Carolina...
* Until 945 AM EDT Friday.
* At 1030 PM EDT, pool elevations at Lake James, Lake Rhodhiss, and
Lookout Shoals Lake are well above the full pool of 100.0 feet,
which is resulting in shoreline flooding and may result in the
flooding of lake access areas, campgrounds, docks, residential
yards, and swimming areas. Caution is advised anywhere near such
* Residents are encouraged to heed guidance from local officials and
Emergency Management on any potential impacts to property.
Drivers are encouraged to heed any barricades and avoid all
* The latest pool elevations and Duke Energy projections (as of
10 PM Thursday) for the upper Catawba River lakes are as follows
(Full Pool is 100.0 feet):
Lake James: 101.84 feet and rising. The pool is not expected to
exceed 103 feet.
Lake Rhodhiss: 102.96 feet and rising. The pool is not expected to
exceed 104 feet.
Lake Hickory: 99.93 feet and nearly steady.
The pool is not expected to exceed 100 feet.
Lookout Shoals Lake: 101.89 feet and rising. The pool is not
expected to exceed 104.5 feet.
* Forecast: No additional rainfall is expected across the Catawba
Basin for this event, however high streamflows continue into
the Catawba system lakes due to continued excessive runoff.
All streams feeding into the upper Catawba lakes have crested
and are receding, however it will take some time for the water
to travel through the system.
* For the latest information on lake levels or dam releases, people
are encouraged to visit http://lakes.duke-energy.com or call 1-800-
829-5253. Duke Energy will continue to update projections tonight
* Residents along Lookout Shoals Lake should contact Catawba County
Emergency Management to update their contact information using the
following direct link to their Community Alert System web page at:
Boaters, fishermen, kayakers, swimmers, and other lake users are
encouraged to exercise caution during elevated lake levels and
downstream releases. Avoid areas along the stream below dams
Only when it is safe to do so, please report flood water flowing
over roads or flooding shorelines, access points, docks, or other
lake property, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free,
1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet
it using hashtag nwsgsp. your message should describe the event and
the specific location where it occurred.
LAT...LON 3582 8107 3571 8100 3571 8106 3573 8111
3578 8117 3573 8135 3575 8156 3571 8171
3570 8203 3575 8203 3582 8192 3580 8179
3584 8163 3581 8156 3580 8141 3584 8137