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Alcoa delays planned drawdown of High Rock Lake

A planned drawdown of High Rock Lake has been pushed back until Oct. 1 to accommodate recreational users who will now be able to enjoy an additional two weeks on the lake, Alcoa Power Generating Inc. said in a news release.
“We listened to the residents who live around the lake and understood their desire to enjoy the lake for as long as possible,” said Karen Baldwin, APGI natural resources manager. “We can delay the drawdown for two weeks and still accommodate the needs of the N.C. Department of Transportation.”
The Transportation Department requested the 14-foot drawdown to examine the causeway at St. Matthews Church Road and develop a repair plan, the company said in the news release.
Water levels at High Rock Lake will drop from approximately 4 feet below full to 14 feet below full during the month of October. The gradual drawdown of the lake was originally scheduled to occur over a six-week period.
High Rock Lake will be maintained 14 feet below full (lake elevation 641 feet) for five days in early November, then the lake will be refilled. The exact drawdown and refill schedule may vary due to rainfall and river flow.
Current lake levels and project updates are available online at www.alcoa.com/yadkin.
The drawdown presents an opportunity for lakefront property owners to perform maintenance and repairs on private piers or other permitted facilities, or to excavate in order to maintain or create recreational boat access.
Residents who have questions about the drawdown should contact Alcoa at 1-888-886-1063.

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