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Flood Warning Issued for Mountain Island Lake

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Flood Warning for Mountain Island Lake affecting northeastern Gaston County and Northwestern Mecklenburg County through Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:45pm.

Due to the recent heavy rain fall, Mountain Island Lake is rapidly rising and is projected by Duke Energy, which manages the lake, to crest above 106 feet.  This, however, may change as it is dependent on any further rainfall that may occur.

At 105 feet significant flooding of lake access areas and docks will be ongoing and the Nivens Cove Community and Fox Ridge Ln. in the Stonewater Bay Community in Gaston County may be impacted as well.

Significant releases of water are ongoing at Cowans Ford Dam and are continuing to cause high water flow conditions and flooding along the Catawba River downstream.

At this time, the Gaston County Office of Emergency Management encourages Gaston County residents living along the Catawba River to use caution in low-lying and flood prone areas. People living along the shores of the Catawba River in these areas should keep alert for rising waters. Boaters, to include those with canoes and kayaks, are asked to refrain from putting their boats on the water at this time due to the rapid currents generated by this large amount of water. 

Additional heavy rainfall is possible in the Catawba River watershed above Mountain Island Lake through Wednesday which may cause additional high water level issues. Residents are urged to stay weather aware and be prepared to respond to rising water levels.

The NWS has also issued a Flash Flood Watch for Gaston County which is in effect until 8:00pm tonight. 

For further information contact W.S. Melton, Jr. Public Information Officer, Gaston County Office of Emergency Management at 704-862-8982.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Flood Warning for Mountain Island Lake affecting northeastern Gaston County and Northwestern Mecklenburg County through Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:45pm.
 
Due to the recent heavy rain fall, Mountain Island Lake is rapidly rising and is projected by Duke Energy, which manages the lake, to crest above 106 feet.  This, however, may change as it is dependent on any further rainfall that may occur.
 
At 105 feet significant flooding of lake access areas and docks will be ongoing and the Nivens Cove Community and Fox Ridge Ln. in the Stonewater Bay Community in Gaston County may be impacted as well.
 
Significant releases of water are ongoing at Cowans Ford Dam and are continuing to cause high water flow conditions and flooding along the Catawba River downstream.
 
At this time, the Gaston County Office of Emergency Management encourages Gaston County residents living along the Catawba River to use caution in low-lying and flood prone areas. People living along the shores of the Catawba River in these areas should keep alert for rising waters. Boaters, to include those with canoes and kayaks, are asked to refrain from putting their boats on the water at this time due to the rapid currents generated by this large amount of water. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Additional heavy rainfall is possible in the Catawba River watershed above Mountain Island Lake through Wednesday which may cause additional high water level issues. Residents are urged to stay weather aware and be prepared to respond to rising water levels.

 

The NWS has also issued a Flash Flood Watch for Gaston County which is in effect until 8:00pm tonight.

For further information contact W.S. Melton, Jr. Public Information Officer, Gaston County Office of Emergency Management at 704-862-8982.