Happy Sunday! Here’s a little weekend waterview. . .our flags were flying for National Flag Week and in commemoration of Flag Day.
When it rains, it pours!
After three weeks of no rain and 90+ degree temps, Lake Norman is full again, along with the other lakes along the Catawba River Basin, which extends to the North Carolina foothills.
7 to 9 inches of rainfall last weekend flooded homes on Mountain Island Lake, in parts of Mecklenburg, Catawba, Caldwell and Gaston counties.
A notice from Duke Energy for Lake James’ residents yesterday:
The Catawba River Basin continues to experience high inflows from the recent rainfall. The Duke Energy hydro operations team is aggressively moving water through the river system. Lake James is spilling and the lake level is declining. As always, we encourage those living along lakes, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone areas to pay special attention to changing weather conditions and take any necessary precautions. Updated lake levels are available any time at www.duke-energy.com/lakes, and by calling 800-829-5253.
Duke Energy opens the floodgates to Cowans Ford Dam that impounds Lake Norman to protect a dam’s structural integrity and to control the flow of water. It was a sight to see all the water rushing through the gates last Sunday~ a record amount of water for the dam’s 56-year history.
Our resident Great Blue Heron stops by daily to fish or perch on our boat lift.
I’m always amazed at how long he can balance on one leg! You can see a heron nest with chicks, here.
We had a chance to boat and enjoy some sunshine after the rain moved through.
Lola is a ‘Daddy’s girl’ 🐾
The weather was beautiful yesterday. . . a cool and breezy morning with sunshine with low humidity.
Note to Mother Nature: More days like that before we return to the 90s please!
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. ♥