The Town of Lake Lure will be lowering the Lake beginning 1/4/21 until 1/31/21.
· The purpose of lowering the Lake at this time is for a penstock inspection, dredging, sewer system assessment including a geotechnical investigation, and drone footage of the shoreline and Lake bed.
· The Lake will be lowered one (1) foot per day and will ultimately be lowered to twelve (12) feet below full pond.
· The Lake is expected to be (12) feet below pond from 1/15/21 until 1/20/21 and then the Town will begin refilling the Lake at a rate of one (1) foot per day.
· The plan is to have the Lake back at full pond by 1/31/21.
Often, property owners use the Lake drawdown time for construction or maintenance. Unfortunately, due to the limited drawdown time scheduled in January 2021, concrete will not have enough time to cure (28 days). Seawall repairs that require concrete will not be permitted without a coffer dam. In effect, permit requirements will be as if the Lake was at full pond.
Thank you for your patience as we continue our work to enhance and preserve Lake Lure for future generations.