Next Lake Norman Marine Commission meeting is October 13, 2014; 7:00pm; Charles Mack Citizens Ctr.

6th Annual Lake Norman Wildlife Oyster & Shrimp Fest, Sept. 20, 2014

Title: 6th Annual Lake Norman Wildlife Oyster & Shrimp Fest
Location: Langtree of Lake Norman
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Description: Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists issues you and your friends a special invitation to our annual Wildlife Oyster & Shrimp Fest featuring food, music, fun and a chance to visit our host, LangTree of Lake Norman.

This fabulous event, catered by Big Daddys of Lake Norman, starts at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20. A tent will keep you covered in any kind of weather and plan on being entertained by live music that will add to the fun. There will also be live and silent auctions throughout the evening.

This is a ticketed event so all attendees (including children) must have tickets. Proceeds benefit wildlife conservation projects such as Osprey-Nesting Platforms, Heron-Nesting Platforms, Turtle-Basking Platforms, Deep Fish Attractors, Artificial Fishing Reefs, Fishing Line Recycling, Island Habitat Program, Shoreline Stabilization, Coverboard Project, and our nationally acclaimed Wild Over LKN! Project. 

Tickets for this fun evening by the lake are $50 apiece, with free admission for 12 and younger. You can get your tickets by clicking HEREAll proceeds benefit conservation activities of the LNWC. The event is a charitable fundraiser for conservation of Lake Norman natural resources. Purchase your tickets now because they will close on Tuesday, September 16th. 

Schedule for the event is:

5-6 happy hour with music and start of silent auctions
6-9 dinner, music, and auctions
9-10 music and dancing
Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2014-09-20

August 5, 2014: Response from Duke Energy concerning reports of dead fish in Lake Norman

August 5, 2014
Upon receiving a number of telephone calls and emails regarding a large number of dead fish around Main Channel Markers 6 & 7 of Lake Norman, the Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) contacted the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) Division of Water Quality to inform them of the concerns being expressed. Below is the text of an email sent to NCDENR from Michael Abney, Lead Scientist, FP-C for Duke Energy and forwarded to the LNMC:

On August 4, 2014, Duke Energy-Environmental Services collected approximately 60 dead catfish on Lake Norman around markers 6 & 7 near Governor’s Island. Markers 6 & 7 are approximately 3 – 4 miles up lake from Cowans Ford Dam. The fish exhibited characteristics associated with oxygen deprivation. Summer fish die-offs occur as oxygen is depleted in the middle and lower levels of lakes due to natural stratification. On Lake Norman, predatory fish are trapped in deep water while feeding on forage fish (i.e., alewife). Environmental Services will survey lower Lake Norman again on August 5.

The LNMC will post further information as it becomes available.

NCDOT Safety Warning Flyer – Hwy 150 Bridge


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 and on Duke Energy’s lake information phone line at 800-829-5253.

24-hour media line | 800.559.3853

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