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  • spikymikie Jan 28, 8:21 a.m.

    If your going to alarm everybody with "the sky is falling" stories, at least get your facts right. Kerr lake's normal full pool is 300 ft (straight from the Corps of Engineer website). I have been fishing on Kerr dozens of times when it was 305 ft or higher. Not news. Second, Kerr lake (Buggs Island) was built as a flood control lake by the Corp. It was designed to handle drastic water level fluctuation, and control flooding down stream on the Roanoke river. And it happens every year, at least once and usually twice. In the spring when the rains are heavy and the snows in the mountains are melting. Then again in the fall when we have tropical systems that affect the east coast. Way to go Chicken Little...

  • wardjammer22 Jan 25, 6:55 p.m.

    no big mystery just ask corp of eng.

  • btneast Jan 25, 10:00 a.m.

    There certainly hasn't been that much snow to cause the lake to jump that far that fast.

    Snow....Kerr Lake water levels? If there is any snow, it certainly would contribute to the lake's water levels, but it is mostly rain that affects that lake.

  • btneast Jan 25, 9:55 a.m.

    I live in Southern Wake Country and we have not had much rain.

    Precipitation in any part of Wake County has no effect on Kerr Lake. The rivers that feed it are predominantly in Virginia.

  • btneast Jan 25, 9:53 a.m.

    Kerr Lake water levels have always fluctuated. High in the spring, low in the fall. I have seen upriver in South Boston flood many times in the spring, and I have seen the tops of the flooded trees from low water in the coves aound Clarksville as many times as well in late summer/fall. This is not news.

  • superman Jan 24, 7:24 p.m.

    I live in Southern Wake Country and we have not had much rain.

  • moomoo Jan 24, 7:01 p.m.

    Kerr Lake water level is based on a lot of factors. Snow accumulation is one. However, rain is another and we have had a lot of rain in January. Also,the amount of rain/snow that falls in the mountains has a direct effect on the lake level here. And yes the Lake Gaston level is also based on the Kerr Lake level.

  • timexliving Jan 24, 6:17 p.m.

    Higher lake levels were caused by global warming, just like some people claim everything else is.

  • BigSteamnTurd Jan 24, 5:56 p.m.

    Something very fishy here. No funny intended. There certainly hasn't been that much snow to cause the lake to jump that far that fast.

  • djofraleigh Jan 24, 5:56 p.m.

    The Neuse is running high for days below the dam in Wake...

  • djofraleigh Jan 24, 5:55 p.m.

    Two weeks ago the sky was falling over low lake levels, a week ago they were overflowing and releasing water, and now it seems there may be flooding! Not the stuff that builds confidence in lake management, is it?

  • davidgnews Jan 24, 4:22 p.m.

    Why is it that no one is talking about Kerr Lake feeding Gaston Lake, which is maintained at a constant level? Kerr's level can be greatly affected by this as well. I know rainfall is the big issue here, but it's a combination of factors overall.

    It is astounding that this fact is overlooked, or did I miss something here ???

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