“Top Shelf” Fishin’ Festival, April 20th, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Open attached link for more details.

Title: “Top Shelf” Fishin’ Festival
Location: Pinnacle Access Area, 1580 River Hwy, Mooresville
Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2017/04/20
End Time: 17:00

LNMC – LN2017 Flyer

Next Lake Norman Marine Commission meeting is May 8, 2017; 7:00pm; Charles Mack Citizens Ctr.

Lake levels on Lake Norman are expected to be below targeted levels from mid April thru early June per Duke Energy

03-APR-17 Lake Normans elevation is expected to be lower than customary this year from mid April through early June. This is in part due to the Catawba River Basin being in a Low Inflow Protocol LIP drought Stage 1. Planned maintenance work at McGuire Nuclear Station requires the elevation not to exceed 96.5 ft. Once the outage is completed, we may be able to move the elevation closer toward the late spring target level of 98 ft. weather permitting. Please be aware these projections can change based on actual rainfall and changes to the drought stage. Please stay alert to changing weather conditions. Updated lake levels are available any time at http://www.duke-energy.com/lakes/levels.asp and at 800-829-5253. 01-JAN-17 Catawba-Wateree River Basin Stage 1 drought was implemented November 1, 2016. Long-term dry weather conditions continue to persist. The community is asked to be mindful of its water use and consider conserving energy which also saves water. Residents who use water from a Duke Energy lake for lawn irrigation are asked to limit watering to Tuesdays and Saturdays. Updated lake levels are available any time at http://www.Duke-Energy.com/lakes or by calling 800-829-5253. As always, we encourage those living along lakes, streams and other low-lying and flood prone areas to pay special attention to changing weather conditions and take any necessary precautions. We will provide updates if conditions change.

2017 Listing of Boating Safely classes, navigation classes & free vessel safety inspections

LNMC – 2017 Boating Safety classes, navigation & vessel inspections offered in the Lake Norman area

I-77 widening over Reeds Creek to begin

January 17, 2017

Per a statement received from Sugarcreek Construction:

In the coming weeks, initial preparatory work will begin in order to facilitate the bridge widening works over Reeds Creek on I-77. This email serves as notification to Duke Energy and LNMC of commencement of the work on the bridge. Signage will soon be placed near the bridge, with safety and environmental devices to follow.

March 22, 2017

Per a statement received from Sugarcreek Construction:

We are beginning works on the Reeds Creek Bridge that will require intermittent, short-duration closures of the channel during certain activities to ensure the safety of boaters. These closures are anticipated to primarily be intermittent and very short in duration (~1hr or so). Channel closure signs will be deployed during these times and channel access will be closed, and then opened back up as soon as the operation is stable and public can safely pass. The subcontractor performing the bridge construction has advised that boat traffic has been extremely minimal in the last few weeks. We believe this maximizes public access by implementing multiple short closures (rather than more lengthy ones), while allowing construction activities to proceed. This email serves as notification to Duke Energy and LNMC of the subject channel closures moving forward. Longer duration closures will be necessary during future activities, and we will keep you informed as those approach.

Contact list from the Catawba Riverkeepers for reporting problems on Lake Norman


Keeping up with navigation aids isn’t easy




State stocks Lake Norman with hybrid bass



On Lake Norman: Marine commission revises rules for charter boats


Grass eating fish help keep lake’s weeds in check