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City Inspecting Lake Levels

Post Date:09/08/2017 5:12 PM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) — After consultation with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), the City of Fayetteville Public Services Department will be inspecting the levels of lakes with City maintained dams. The City is taking this action in anticipation of possible heavy rainfall from Hurricane Irma.  The dams include The Lakes Dam (East Lochhaven Drive) and Clarks Pond (Cain Road). Based on the water level in these lakes, they may be lowered. Mirror Lake and Fleetwood Lake will remain in a drained state due to damage from Hurricane Matthew.

While not mandatory, the owners of private dams may want to consider lowering their lake levels as well to provide for additional stormwater collection capacity and prevent overtopping of their dams. NCDEQ recommends that lakes should not be lowered faster than a rate of one foot of lake depth per day. Owners should advise residents around the lake of any plans to lower water levels to ensure proper measures are taken to protect boats and docks. Downstream residents should also be informed that increased water flows will be present.

Additional information about the maintenance and protection of dams can be found on the NCDEQ website at: https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/energy-mineral-land-resources/energy-mineral-land-permits/dam-safety

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