Recreational Forecasts

Lakes

Lake Normal Observed Change Date Observed
Kerr Lake 299.5 299.8 -0.2 07/30/2014
Lake Jordan 216.0 215.4 -0.1 07/30/2014
Falls Lake 251.5 251.5 0.0 07/30/2014
Lake Gaston 200.0 199.7 -0.1 07/30/2014
Lake Level Trends

Lake levels are updated daily around 11 a.m., based on information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service.

Levels shown represent the elevation of the lake surface above mean sea level (in feet), while the number to the right indicates the change in level during the past 24 hours.

Normal levels are those which the lake and its controlling spillways are designed to maintain on a routine, long-term basis for purposes of water supply, flood control, electricity generation and recreational use. Extended periods of dry or wet weather may cause the lake to fall short of or exceed these levels.

Lake Temperatures

Readings for Falls and Jordan Lakes are available in a daily report from the Army Corps of Engineers at epec.saw.usace.army.mil/dailyrep.txt (look toward the lower right-hand corner). A temperature for Gaston Lake can sometimes be obtained at www.dom.com/ftpdom/ncpower/roanoke/graph1.bmp.

Rivers

River Levels