A week later, residents along the Catawba River and Mountain
Island Lake continue their dry-out and clean-up. By many meteorologists’
accounts, the area experienced a forecasted large rain even last Friday through
Sunday (June 7-9) that ultimately, after the release of waters by Duke Energy
on the southern end of Lake Norman, caused a sudden, rapid, and unprecedented
surge of water south down the Catawba River. Coastal residents living along
Mountain Island Lake and the Catawba River south of Mountain Island Lake
experienced rises in water in excess of 10 feet over a few hour period.
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