From Duke Energy: Debris, swift currents causing lake and river hazards

Duke Energy is moving a high volume of water down the Catawba River and through lakes to make room for additional forecasted rainfall. People should be alert to rapidly rising water levels and swift and unusual currents. Excessive floating debris caused by high water levels is creating hazardous boating conditions all along the Catawba-Wateree River Basin.

The water immediately above and beneath dams spilling water is especially treacherous. Duke Energy reminds the public to heed      warning signs posted near dangerous areas and avoid boating and swimming in these areas. Stay alert to rising water near dams.

As always, The public can check real-time lake levels and special updates 24 hours a day at http://www.duke-energy.com/lakes/levels.asp and on Duke Energy’s lake information phone line at 800-829-5253.

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