Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Falls Lake, located above the Falls Dam in North Carolina, was created in 1981 as a reservoir for hydroelectric power generation and to provide drinking water for the surrounding communities. The lake is fed by several surface flow providers, including the Little River, Eno River, and Flat River, and is also dependent on snowpack from the nearby mountains. Falls Lake is crucial for agriculture as it provides irrigation for nearby farms and is a popular recreational spot for fishing, boating, and camping. However, the lake has faced environmental challenges such as algal blooms and pollution from nearby agricultural activities. In recent years, efforts have been made to improve the water quality of Falls Lake through better management practices and increased awareness.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change -0.02%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 247.33 ft
Maximum 261.21 ft
Average 252 ft
Dam_Height 92
Hydraulic_Height 88
Drainage_Area 770
Year_Completed 1981
Nid_Storage 1020980
Structural_Height 92
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 11310
Outlet_Gates Roller - 0
River_Or_Stream NEUSE RIVER
Dam_Length 1915
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Height 92

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