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Recent rain raises Kerr Lake's levels

Posted January 18, 2013

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— What a difference a week makes. Last week, Kerr Lake's level was lower than normal, prompting boating ramps to close and officials to warn about water conservation.

On Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that the nearly 5 inches of rain over the past few days has led to about a 6-foot rise in the lake's water level.

So much rain has fallen, they said, that some of the water had to be released so the levels didn't get too high.

The target water level for Kerr Lake this time of year is 295.5 cubic feet. As of Friday, it was 298.5.


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  • dtd1961 Jan 18, 2013

    Now maybe the Bass will start biting. Getting tired of all the Catfish.

  • djofraleigh Jan 18, 2013

    Ten days ago the woes were upon the lake, and now it is over flowing. Such is life in NC when hurricanes don't bring heavy rains.

  • Phyxius1 Jan 18, 2013

    Good thing. Our dock was getting ready to be high-landed in our cove with the water drop. Its the lowest I have see it in 10yrs of owning a summer home on the lake.