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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.”



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