• 52°

Update: Water levels receding; Lake Corriher levee partially breached

UPDATE: Personnel from the town of Landis and Rowan County Emergency Management have been monitoring the dam and levee at Lake Landis and Lake Corriher.  Due to the decrease in heavy rainfall, water levels have receded from the dam and levee.

The town of Landis is at emergency notifications level 2 and will continue to have crews monitoring the situation. Conditions have improved however, even at level 2 status Landis town officials are asking the general public to stay away from both lakes and dam until further notice.

LANDIS — The National Weather Service is reporting a dam failure in southwestern Rowan County and has issued a warning until 11:45 p.m.

According to the NWS alert, at 8:44 p.m. the Rowan County Emergency Management was reporting a partial breach of the Lake Corriher levee in Landis. Potential residential areas impacted include along Brown Heights Lane, Sutton Road, Kimball Road and Tranquil Lake Drive.  “Rowan County officials are currently assessing the status of the levee,” the NWS said.

“Residents along roads in the vicinity of the dam are urged to heed all guidance from local officials, including any evacuation orders if they are issued.  Please monitor local media and county notification methods for additional information especially if the situation worsens.

“Any floodwave that develops as a result of the levee breach will flow into Grants Creek on the west side of China Grove at least as far as a mile downstream of the dam.”

Comments

Local

City gives away nearly 100 trees during ‘We Dig Salisbury’ event

Local

Political Notebook: Bitzer expects most ‘Trump-like’ candidate to be favorite in state’s Senate race

Crime

Blotter: Concord man arrested in Rowan for indecent liberties with children

Coronavirus

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Nation/World

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

News

Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 … or 116?

Local

Size of pipeline spill again underestimated in North Carolina

BREAKING NEWS

Kannapolis Police searching for suspect who fled scene of homicide

Education

RSS superintendent talks district’s future, strategic plan survey

News

Complaints and fines pile up against unpermitted landfill in southwest Rowan County

College

Catawba baseball: Crowd comes out to say goodbye to Newman Park

Lifestyle

History is a great teacher: Farming has helped shape Rowan County

Business

‘A safe place for them’: Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things celebrates fifth anniversary

China Grove

County will hear request for more tree houses, hobbit-style homes in China Grove

Coronavirus

Livingstone College partners with Health Department to administer 500 Pfizer vaccinations

Education

‘Elite and it shows’: Staff at Partners in Learning at Novant celebrate news of national accreditation

Business

Biz Roundup: Food Lion earns Energy Star award for 20th consecutive year

Columns

Ester Marsh: What body type are you?

Nation/World

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

Nation/World

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Nation/World

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

Nation/World

Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

High School

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs

Nation/World

FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight